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Optical Recording Characteristics Of Hydrogen-Implanted Tellurium Films
Author(s): A. Singh; P. Galarneau; E. J. Knystautas; R. A. Lessard
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Paper Abstract

Optical data storage technology which has developed rapidly in the last few years has encouraged new research efforts into different materials that can be used as erasable media. Amoung various other materials, chalcogenide thin films such as selenium, tellurium and their alloys have drawn wide attention.1-4 One may use a laser beam to photothermally switch between the crystalline and amorphous phase of such materials and thus use the difference in the optical constant of the two phases to store information.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967325
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A. Singh, Universite Laval (Canada)
P. Galarneau, Universite Laval (Canada)
E. J. Knystautas, Universite Laval (Canada)
R. A. Lessard, Universite Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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