Abstract

The amorphous to crystalline transition in the semiconductor GaSb has been studied as a recording mechanism for write-once optical storage. Amorphous as-deposited films, 100 nm thick, are transformed locally to the crystalline state by a focused laser beam. This recording process can be accomplished within 10 ns. The dimensions of the crystalline marks can be accurately controlled. Optical storage media based on GaSb are suitable for the archival storage of information modulated according to the compact disk format.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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1986 (2)

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, K. A. Rubin, R. W. Barton, “Compound Materials for Reversible Phase-Change Optical Data Storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1983 (4)

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

K. A. Schouhamer Immink, R. W. Aarts, “Maximization of Recording Density in Te Ailoys,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. In-stram. Eng. 369, 181 (1983).

D. J. Broer, L. Vriens, “Laser-Induced Optical Recording in Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. A 32, 107 (1983);S. Y. Suh, D. A. Snyder, D. L. Anderson, “Writing Process in Ablative Optical Recording,” Appl. Opt. 24, 868 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. J. M. Rooymans, J. A. Th. Verhoeven, “Characteristics of the Optical Media Laboratory Disk,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 420, 18 (1983).

1982 (1)

See for a general overview the special CD issue of Philips Tech. Rev. 40, 6 (1982).

1980 (1)

E. A. Marseglia, “Kinetic Theory of Crystallization of Amorphous Materials,” J, Non-Cryst. Solids 41, 31 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

H. A. Davies, “Kinetics of Formation of a Au-Ge-Si Metallic Glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 17, 266 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

D. R. Uhlmann, “Glass Formation,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 25, 42 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Aarts, R. W.

K. A. Schouhamer Immink, R. W. Aarts, “Maximization of Recording Density in Te Ailoys,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. In-stram. Eng. 369, 181 (1983).

Baro, M. D.

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Barton, R. W.

M. Chen, K. A. Rubin, R. W. Barton, “Compound Materials for Reversible Phase-Change Optical Data Storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Bouwhuis, G.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

Braat, J.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

Broer, D. J.

D. J. Broer, L. Vriens, “Laser-Induced Optical Recording in Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. A 32, 107 (1983);S. Y. Suh, D. A. Snyder, D. L. Anderson, “Writing Process in Ablative Optical Recording,” Appl. Opt. 24, 868 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Chen, M.

M. Chen, K. A. Rubin, R. W. Barton, “Compound Materials for Reversible Phase-Change Optical Data Storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Ciavaguera, N.

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Clavaguera-Mora, M. T.

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Davies, H. A.

H. A. Davies, “Kinetics of Formation of a Au-Ge-Si Metallic Glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 17, 266 (1975).
[CrossRef]

De Neufville, J.

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Feinleib, J.

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Gravesteijn, D. J.

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Heavens, O. S.

O. S. Heavens, Optical Properties of Thin Solid Films (Dover, New York, 1965).

Huijser, A.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

Marseglia, E. A.

E. A. Marseglia, “Kinetic Theory of Crystallization of Amorphous Materials,” J, Non-Cryst. Solids 41, 31 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Moss, S. C.

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Ovshinsky, S. R.

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Pasman, J.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

Rippens, W. G. V. M.

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Rooymans, C. J. M.

C. J. M. Rooymans, J. A. Th. Verhoeven, “Characteristics of the Optical Media Laboratory Disk,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 420, 18 (1983).

Rubin, K. A.

M. Chen, K. A. Rubin, R. W. Barton, “Compound Materials for Reversible Phase-Change Optical Data Storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Schouhamer Immink, K. A.

K. A. Schouhamer Immink, R. W. Aarts, “Maximization of Recording Density in Te Ailoys,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. In-stram. Eng. 369, 181 (1983).

Shouhamer Immink, K.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

Stockx, H. T. L. P.

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Surinach, S.

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Th. Verhoeven, J. A.

C. J. M. Rooymans, J. A. Th. Verhoeven, “Characteristics of the Optical Media Laboratory Disk,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 420, 18 (1983).

Uhlmann, D. R.

D. R. Uhlmann, “Glass Formation,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 25, 42 (1972).
[CrossRef]

van der Poel, C. J.

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

van Rosmalen, G.

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

van Uijen, C. M. J.

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Vriens, L.

D. J. Broer, L. Vriens, “Laser-Induced Optical Recording in Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. A 32, 107 (1983);S. Y. Suh, D. A. Snyder, D. L. Anderson, “Writing Process in Ablative Optical Recording,” Appl. Opt. 24, 868 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. A (1)

D. J. Broer, L. Vriens, “Laser-Induced Optical Recording in Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. A 32, 107 (1983);S. Y. Suh, D. A. Snyder, D. L. Anderson, “Writing Process in Ablative Optical Recording,” Appl. Opt. 24, 868 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

M. Chen, K. A. Rubin, R. W. Barton, “Compound Materials for Reversible Phase-Change Optical Data Storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 502 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Feinleib, J. De Neufville, S. C. Moss, S. R. Ovshinsky, “Reversible Optical Effects in Amorphous Semiconductors,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 254 (1971).
[CrossRef]

J, Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

E. A. Marseglia, “Kinetic Theory of Crystallization of Amorphous Materials,” J, Non-Cryst. Solids 41, 31 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. J. van der Poel, D. J. Gravesteijn, W. G. V. M. Rippens, H. T. L. P. Stockx, C. M. J. van Uijen, “Phase-Change Optical Recording in TeSeSb-alloys,” J. Appl. Phys. 59, 1819 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (3)

H. A. Davies, “Kinetics of Formation of a Au-Ge-Si Metallic Glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 17, 266 (1975).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Uhlmann, “Glass Formation,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 25, 42 (1972).
[CrossRef]

S. Surinach, M. D. Baro, M. T. Clavaguera-Mora, N. Ciavaguera, “Kinetic Study of Isothermal and Continuous Heating Crystallization in Germanium Seiettide-Germanium Telluride (GeTe)-Antimony Telluride Alloy Glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 58, 209 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Philips Tech. Rev. (1)

See for a general overview the special CD issue of Philips Tech. Rev. 40, 6 (1982).

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. In-stram. Eng. (1)

K. A. Schouhamer Immink, R. W. Aarts, “Maximization of Recording Density in Te Ailoys,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. In-stram. Eng. 369, 181 (1983).

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

C. J. M. Rooymans, J. A. Th. Verhoeven, “Characteristics of the Optical Media Laboratory Disk,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 420, 18 (1983).

Other (5)

J. Taue, Ed., Amorphous and Liquid Semiconductors (Plenum, London, 1974), Chap. 4.

K. H. Hellwege, O. Madeling, Eds., Landolt-Bornstein, New Series, Group III/V, Vol. 17a–17h (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983).

Test Z/AD; Composite Temperature/Humidity Cyclic Test, IEC Publ. 68-2-38 (IEC, Geneva, 1974).

G. Bouwhuis, J. Braat, A. Huijser, J. Pasman, G. van Rosmalen, K. Shouhamer Immink, Principles of Optical Disc Systems (Hilger, Bristol, 1985).

O. S. Heavens, Optical Properties of Thin Solid Films (Dover, New York, 1965).

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