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Morphology Dependent Contrast Measurements Of Microscopically Textured Germanium Films
Author(s): S. Y. Suh; H. G. Craighead; R. E. Howard; L. M. Schiavone
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Paper Abstract

Optical recording characteristics of textured germanium show a systematic variation in the slope of contrast vs writing energy, as a function of sample production parameters. Textured surfaces have been studied for application to optical storage medial and represent an alternative mechanism to the usual ablative hole-opening process. The important advantage of the textured media is that the slope, S=dC/dE, in the contrast, C, vs writing power, E, curve can be easily altered by adopting various etching conditions in the texturing process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0382, Optical Data Storage, (1 January 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.970201
Show Author Affiliations
S. Y. Suh, Bell Laboratories (United States)
H. G. Craighead, Bell Laboratories (United States)
R. E. Howard, Bell Laboratories (United States)
L. M. Schiavone, Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0382:
Optical Data Storage
Di Chen, Editor(s)

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