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Current challenges in thin film production technology for optical disks
Author(s): Bernd Heinz; Martin Dubs; Stefan Voser; Thomas Matt; Gregor Strasser
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Paper Abstract

Optical Discs are currently finding new mass applications in computing, web usage and entertainment. In only 5 years the CD-R consumption has grown from basically zero to over billion discs this year; the video DVD is very successful in the US and now starting in other regions; video recording on disc is on the horizon. Thin film deposition is among the key production technologies for the production of all of these formats. While in established fields such as CD-R production the emphasis is on productivity, other formats from DVD-9, SACD or the higher density rewritable formats require innovation in materials and process technology. This paper takes a closer look at these challenges for the different formats and discusses the current status of thin film processing of Optical Disc formats.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4085, Fifth International Symposium on Optical Storage (ISOS 2000), (7 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.416863
Show Author Affiliations
Bernd Heinz, Balzers Ltd. (United States)
Martin Dubs, Balzers Ltd. (Liechtenstein)
Stefan Voser, Balzers Ltd. (Liechtenstein)
Thomas Matt, Balzers Ltd. (Liechtenstein)
Gregor Strasser, Balzers Ltd. (Liechtenstein)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4085:
Fifth International Symposium on Optical Storage (ISOS 2000)
Fuxi Gan; Lisong Hou, Editor(s)

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