Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Laser Interactions with Optical Recording Materials

  • Ernesto E. Marinero (a1)

Abstract

Laser-material interactions are pivotal to optical storage technology. Laser quenching and thermomagnetic processes form the memory basis for approaches based on “phase-change” materials and magneto-optical alloys respectively. Recent progress in phase-change materials indicates that compound semiconductors as well as single element materials are characterized by fast crystallization times. In this work we review, utilizing time-resolved optical and conductivity probes, the melt-kinetics and glass formation processes in Te thin films and the laser-induced crystallization of amorphous GeTe. The latter studies are complemented by x-ray diffraction and TEM analysis. Results are also presented on time-resolved Kerr rotation studies to investigate the magnetic domain formation kinetics in thermo-magnetic recording. Material research problems facing laser interactions with optical recording materials will be discussed.

Copyright

References

Hide All
1. Feinleib, J., deNeufville, J., Moss, S.C. and Ovshinsky, S.R., Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 254, (1971).
2. vonGuttfeld, R.J. and Chaudhari, P., J. Appl. Phys. 43, 4688, (1972).
3. Brown, B.R., Appl. Opt. 13, 761, (1974).
4. Smith, A.W., Appl. Opt. 13, 795, (1974).
5. Takenaga, M., Yamada, N., Ohara, S., Nishiuchi, K., Nagashima, M., Kashihara, T., Nakumara, S. and Yamashita, T., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Inst. Eng., 420, 173, (1983).
6. Chen, M., Rubin, K.A. and Barton, R.W., Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502, (1986).
7. Turnbull, D., Contemp. Phys. 10, 473, (1969).
8. Chaudhari, P., Cuomo, J.J. and Gambino, R.J., Appl. Phys. Lett., 22, 337, (1973).
9. Imamura, N., Mimura, Y. and Kobayashi, T., IEEE Trans. Magn., MAG–12 2, 55, (1976).
10. Bell, A.E. and Pong, F.W., IEEE J. Quant. Elect., QE–14, 487, (1978).
11. Imamura, N., Tanaka, S., Tanaka, F. and Nagao, Y., IEEE Trans. Magn. MAG–21, 1607, (1985).
12. Dariel, M.P., Holthuis, J.T. and Pickus, M.R., J. Less Common Mat., 45, 91, (1976).
13. Katayama, T., Hasegawa, H., Kawanishi, K. and Tsushima, T., J. Appl. Phys. 49, 1759, (1978).
14. Anthony, T.C., Brug, J., Naberhuis, S. and Birecki, H., J. Appl. Phys. 59, 213, (1986).
15. Tourand, G. and Brevil, M., J. Phys.(Paris), 32, 813, (1971).
16. Barrue, R. and Perron, J.C., Phil. Mag. B, 51, 317, (1985).
17. Glazov, V.M., Chizhevskaya, S.N. and Glagoleva, N.N., “Liquid Semiconductors”, Ch. III (Plenum Press, New York 1969) pp 84.
18. Keller, H. and Stuke, J., Phys. Stat. Sol., 8, 831, (1965).
19. Marinero, E.E., Pamler, W. and Chen, M., “Beam-Solid Interactions and Phase Transformations”, ed. H., Kurz, G.L., Olson and J.M., Poate (Materials Res. Soc. Pittsburg 1986) pp 289.
20. Pamler, W. and Marinero, E.E., J. Appl. Phys. (in press).
21. Bahl, S.K. and Chopra, K.L., J. Appl. Phys., 41, 2196, (1970).
22. Chopra, K.L. and Bahl, S.K., J. Appl. Phys., 40, 4171, (1969).
23. Huber, E. and Marinero, E.E., “Beam-Solid Interactions and Transient Processes”, MRS Symp. Dec. 86.
24. Jackson, K.A. in “Surface Modification and Alloying”, ed. J.M., Poate, G., Foti and D.C., Jacobson (Plenum Press, New York, 1983).
25. Suits, J.C., Geiss, R.H., Lin, C.J., Rugar, D. and Bell, A.E., Appl. Phys. Lett., 49, 419, (1986).
26. Rubin, K., Barton, R. W. and Chen, M., Proc. Tech. Digest, “Optical Data Storage”, Oct. 1985, Washington, D.C., OSA publication.

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed