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Optical Recording Media Static Characterizer (ORMSC)
Author(s): Bruce A. Boyes
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Paper Abstract

The optical recording media static characterizer (ORMSC) was constructed to aid in the initial development of near infrared photosensitive optical recording media. The ORMSC consists of an optical microscope to which a high power laser diode, diffraction-limited optics, and associated drive, control, and protection electronics have been added. A diffraction-limited spot is created on the optical recording medium which is placed on the microscope stage. Marks may be made on the medium while the operator observes through the eyepieces. All necessary power supplies, laser drive electronics and protection circuitry are built in. Scanning electron micrographs of various media have confirmed mark sizes of less than one micron diameter. The ORMSC has proven to be a dependable and useful tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0529, Optical Mass Data Storage I, (12 April 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946449
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Bruce A. Boyes, SYSTRONIX Electronic Design Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0529:
Optical Mass Data Storage I
Robert A. Sprague, Editor(s)

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