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Compatible 8.5-Gbyte double-layer recordable DVD disc
Author(s): Hubert C. F. Martens; Wim Koppers; Ronald van den Oetelaar; Pierre H. Woerlee; Paul Weijenbergh; Yoshihiro Noda; Masafumi Aga; Shigeyuki Furomoto; Hideharu Takeshima
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Paper Abstract

A single-sided double-layer recordable DVD disc with a storage capacity of 8.5 Gbyte has been developed. Backwards compatibility with the existing DVD read-only format has been achieved through the use of organic dye recording layers that have intrinsically low absorption at laser's wavelength used for recording and reading. We describe the disc technology that we have developed, present recording results for both layers, and discuss double-layer effects. We demonstrate for the first time the feasibility of a compatible double-layer recordable DVD disc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5380, Optical Data Storage 2004, (9 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.556816
Show Author Affiliations
Hubert C. F. Martens, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Wim Koppers, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Ronald van den Oetelaar, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Pierre H. Woerlee, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Paul Weijenbergh, Phillips Intellectual Property and Standards (Netherlands)
Yoshihiro Noda, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. Ltd (Japan)
Masafumi Aga, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. Ltd (Japan)
Shigeyuki Furomoto, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. Ltd (Japan)
Hideharu Takeshima, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. Ltd (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5380:
Optical Data Storage 2004
B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Hiromichi Kobori, Editor(s)

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