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Infrared Dyes For Optical Storage
Author(s): V. B. Jipson; C. R. Jones
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Paper Abstract

There is current interest in developing optical storage materials that can be written with GaAlAs lasers. Dyes which absorb strongly at those wavelengths are potential candidates for this application due to their attractive thermal properties. Through optical and thermal modelling, the properties that are necessary if they are to be writeable at energies of ≤1 nJ are examined. A specific class of infrared absorbing dyes, squarylium, is discussed and preliminary data on optical characteristics, writing energy, and stability are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0263, Optical Storage Materials, (17 June 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965683
Show Author Affiliations
V. B. Jipson, IBM (United States)
C. R. Jones, IBM (United States)


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

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