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An Evaluation Of Photochromic And Photodichroic Materials For Write, Read, Erase Applications
Author(s): L. M. Ralston
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Paper Abstract

Two erasable optical recording materials were evaluated for use in direct digital spot recording systems: a photodichroic from Corning and a photochromic from Plessey. The materials were tested in a static system to isolate the material parameters from the system characteristics. Both materials have potential for data storage applications. The photodichroic has the sensitivity, frequency response and noise characteristics for direct spot recording and has an amplitude readout mode. The photochromic has the necessary recording properties but requires a phase readout system. For both materials, the coating parameters must be optimized to meet the specific system requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0420, Optical Storage Media, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936067
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L. M. Ralston, Harris Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0420:
Optical Storage Media
Alan E. Bell; Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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