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Optical Recording With Amorphous Materials
Author(s): David Strand
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Paper Abstract

Amorphous materials can be used in a variety of configurations for optical recording and storing of information. Focused laser beams yield changes in state between crystalline and amorphous giving high quality images without ablation or post processing of the film. Tailoring material compositions to a particular application results in films that can be read in reflection or transmission, and store information in a read-only or erasable form. The materials inherently provide permanence of storage, even in the case of erasable films, due to threshold imaging mechanisms. Films can be coated on a variety of substrates, including flexible plastic, sheet plastic, and glass, depending on reading and writing system requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0222, Laser Scanning and Recording for Advanced Image and Data Handling, (10 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958648
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David Strand, Energy Conversion Devices (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0222:
Laser Scanning and Recording for Advanced Image and Data Handling
Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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