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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1417–1421

Organometallic materials for erasable optical storage

Robert C. Hoffman and Richard S. Potember  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 1417-1421 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001417


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Abstract

An erasable optical storage medium utilizing an AgTCNQ organometallic charge transfer complex has been demonstrated. AgTCNQ films were produced by a vacuum deposition technique in which the donor (Ag) and acceptor (TCNQ°) were reacted in the solid state. High contrast patterns were produced on the material by cw and pulsed Nd:YAG and GaAlAs lasers, and erasure was accomplished by cw Nd:YAG and GaAlAs lasers or bulk heating. Up to fifteen write–erase cycles were observed, with reflectivity increases up to 30% observed in optimum conditions.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1988
Published: April 1, 1989

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Robert C. Hoffman and Richard S. Potember, "Organometallic materials for erasable optical storage," Appl. Opt. 28, 1417-1421 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-7-1417

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