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On-groove phase-change optical recording for a capacity of 25 GB
Author(s): Isao Ichimura; Shin Masuhara; Jun Nakano; Yutaka Kasami; Koichi Yasuda; Osamu Kawakubo; Kiyoshi Osato
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Paper Abstract

The possibility of high-density groove-only recording was investigated by using a high-numerical-aperture lens unit and an InGaN semiconductor laser. Wobbled grooves of 20 nm in depth were formed through a deep-UV disk mastering process and replicated by injection molding onto a polycarbonate disk substrate. This shallow wobbled groove structure improves a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and also enables an address in pre-grooves (ADIP). In the experiment, signals were recorded either in or on the grooves, and the achievable areal recording density was carefully examined in each case, comparing with a previous land-and-groove disk configuration. The authors' results indicate that the signal recording on the grooves, which correspond to the structured area located closer to the objective lens, brings higher track density than that in the grooves. A bit size of 120 X 320 nm, an areal density of 16.8 Gbit/in2, was verified at the data transfer rate of 35 Mbps on a phase-change disk of SbTe-based eutectic composition. This bit density can realize a storage capacity of 23.3 GB on a f 120 mm disk. Further investigation on higher areal density was also examined with an additional signal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4342, Optical Data Storage 2001, (10 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453400
Show Author Affiliations
Isao Ichimura, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Shin Masuhara, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Jun Nakano, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Yutaka Kasami, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Yasuda, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Osamu Kawakubo, Sony Corp. (Japan)
Kiyoshi Osato, Sony Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4342:
Optical Data Storage 2001

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