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An Optical Disc Data Recorder
Author(s): R. McFarlane; G. Kenney; D. Lou; J. Wagner; F. Zernike; A. Chan
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the development of an optical disc recorder with an on-line storage capacity of 1010 bits. Recording is done by laser machining of micro-sized pits in a thin tellurium film allowing direct-read-after-writing (DRAW) of the information. The recording format maps each bit of information to a recorded pit. The tellurium is deposited on a clear plastic disc configured to be self-protecting and easily handled. A major program objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of an inexpensive recorder and disc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1977
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0123, Optical Storage Materials and Methods, (13 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955811
Show Author Affiliations
R. McFarlane, Philips Laboratories (United States)
G. Kenney, Philips Laboratories (United States)
D. Lou, Philips Laboratories (United States)
J. Wagner, Philips Laboratories (United States)
F. Zernike, Philips Laboratories (United States)
A. Chan, Philips Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0123:
Optical Storage Materials and Methods
Leo Beiser; Di Chen, Editor(s)

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