OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1985
  • pp: 208–214

Optical writing mechanism of textured media

S. Y. Suh and Harold G. Craighead  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 208-214 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.000208


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (854 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Theoretical analysis of the writing mechanism of textured optical storage media revealed a fundamental sensitivity advantage due to the absence of an energy barrier other than melting the material. The melting limited optical writing has been experimentally achieved both in textured germanium samples and textured silicon samples. The analysis also predicted that an instability exists in the fluid motion of the textured column during spot formation, which grows exponentially on a subnanosecond time scale. This instability coupled with the excessive Laplace-Young surface pressure ensures the spot formation before the resolidifica-tion of the molten material. This writing process facilitates the optimization of a given medium and greatly simplifies the materials research.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 1984
Published: January 15, 1985

Citation
S. Y. Suh and Harold G. Craighead, "Optical writing mechanism of textured media," Appl. Opt. 24, 208-214 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-2-208

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited