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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2000
  • pp: 2347–2352

Measurement of the thermal conductivity of erasable phase-change optical recording media

Chubing Peng and M. Mansuripur  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 2347-2352 (2000)

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We describe a method to estimate the thermal conductivity of the substrate, the dielectric layer, the phase-change (PC) layer, and the reflective layer of PC optical recording media. The method relies on the amorphous-to-crystalline phase transition that occurs in the PC layer and takes advantage of the difference in the thermal diffusion behavior under different-sized focused spots. All the results obtained here are reliable with better than ±5% accuracy, which is within the margin of our experimental error.

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OCIS Codes
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

Original Manuscript: June 7, 1999
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 1999
Published: May 10, 2000

Chubing Peng and M. Mansuripur, "Measurement of the thermal conductivity of erasable phase-change optical recording media," Appl. Opt. 39, 2347-2352 (2000)

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