Abstract

Two media fabrication methods are developed in order to improve the data-transfer rate of optical disks. One is a beam-scanning method for multispiral pregroove recording. A sixfold spiral pregroove with a 1.6-μm spacing can be recorded with this method. The other is a method for fabrication of phase-change optical-disk media that provides signal reading at 670 nm, writing at 830 nm, and high erasability at high linear velocity. The linear recording density of disks fabricated in this way is 1.2 times higher than that of optical disks read at 830 nm, and the erasability is more than 25 dB at 40 m/s. These methods offer the possibility of a data transfer rate 10 times higher than with conventional methods.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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