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Bit Oriented Optical Storage With Thin Tellurium Films
Author(s): David Y. Lou; Gerard M. Blom; George C Kenney
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Paper Abstract

We discuss here some of the basic issues involved in the development of an optical storage medium based on the laser micromachining of thin tellurium films. Results are presented in the areas of recording sensitivity, materials resolution, error statistics, and archival stability. It is shown that a medium using 20-30 nm of tellurium deposited on polymethyl methacrylate substrates is an extremely attractive choice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0263, Optical Storage Materials, (17 June 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965679
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David Y. Lou, Philips Laboratories (United States)
Gerard M. Blom, Philips Laboratories (United States)
George C Kenney, Philips Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0263:
Optical Storage Materials
Thomas H. DiStefano, Editor(s)

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