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The Physics Of Recording In Write-Once Optical Storage Materials
Author(s): Joseph J. Wrobel
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Paper Abstract

The interaction of light with matter can be well described in simple systems. Understanding the nature of this phenomenon with respect to optical disk recording, however, is complicated by the time dependence of the properties of the interacting medium and the short time scale of the interaction. Yet to improve media performance and sensitivity, the details of the recording event must be understood. Because the event is not directly observable, the interaction must be studied indirectly using the tools at hand. Elucidating recording mechanisms entails reconciling these observations with the physical processes considered from both thermodynamic and kinetic viewpoints. Over the years, researchers have used this approach to probe the mechanism of recording in a number of write-once recording media. The progress in this area will be reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0420, Optical Storage Media, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936082
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Joseph J. Wrobel, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)


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

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