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Advances in thermal modeling of dual-layer DVR-blue fast-growth media
Author(s): E. R. Meinders; Herman J. Borg; Martijn H. R. Lankhorst; J. Hellmig; A. V. Mijiritskii
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Paper Abstract

Dual-layer phase-change recording is an option to further increase the data-capacity of re-writeable optical discs. A numerical model based on crystal growth was used to study formation and erasure of amorphous marks in dual-layer stacks based on fast-growth doped eutectic SbTe phase-change materials. The effect of the linear velocity, erase power, and crystal growth velocity on the erasability of amorphous marks was simulated. The calculated effects are in good agreement with the phenomena observed from DVD and DVR measurements. Mark formation in slow-cooling dual-layer stacks is characterized by severe re-crystallization during writing. Two possible solutions are indicated in the paper aimed at reducing the heat accumulation in the recording stack, and thus re-crystallization, during writing of amorphous marks. Additional transparent heat sinks improve the mark formation considerably but also require higher write powers. Another solution is based on an appropriate write strategy. Recording results obtained with this such a write strategy are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4342, Optical Data Storage 2001, (10 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453434
Show Author Affiliations
E. R. Meinders, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Herman J. Borg, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Martijn H. R. Lankhorst, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
J. Hellmig, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
A. V. Mijiritskii, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)

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

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