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Effect of multilayer structure and laser pulse width on the reversible cycling of phase-change optical storage media
Author(s): Kurt A. Rubin; Dunbar P. Birnie III; Martin Chen
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Paper Abstract

Phase change optical storage is attractive for several reasons. However, the number of times the media can be reversibly cycled between the amorphous and crystalline state is in general less than magneto-optic media. It is the purpose of this paper to explore the effect of a metal layer on the ability to cycle the recording layer. Experiments were conducted which attempted to separate the thermal effect of the metal layer from other factors. We used ZnS as the capping dielectric, (GeTe)85Sn15 as the recording layer and aluminum as the metal layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1663, Optical Data Storage, (13 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137556
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Kurt A. Rubin, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Dunbar P. Birnie III, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Martin Chen, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1663:
Optical Data Storage
Donald B. Carlin; David B. Kay; Alfred A. Franken, Editor(s)

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