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Temperature-dependence of optical constants in phase-change media
Author(s): Pramod K. Khulbe; Terril Hurst; Masud Mansuripur
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Paper Abstract

The reflectivity of the phase-change media of optical recording changes slightly upon the application of a weak laser pulse (i.e., a pulse of insufficient power to write/erase a mark), returning to its initial value at the end of the pulse. This behavior is shown to be due to the temperature-dependence of the optical constants of the phase-change layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4342, Optical Data Storage 2001, (10 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453397
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Pramod K. Khulbe, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Terril Hurst, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Masud Mansuripur, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4342:
Optical Data Storage 2001
Terril Hurst; Seiji Kobayashi, Editor(s)

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