Optical Data Storage: Phase-change media and recording by Erwin R. MeindersOptical Data Storage: Phase-change media and recording by Erwin R. Meinders

Optical Data Storage: Phase-change media and recording

byErwin R. Meinders, Andrei V. Mijiritskii, Liesbeth van Pieterson

Paperback | October 10, 2011

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Optical data storage represents a major chapter in the history of information storage and the invention of rewritable media has indisputably been an essential addition to the optical storage family. With the multiple overwrite feature, rewritable optical discs have found application in consumer DVD+RW video recorders, professional archiving systems and computer drives for data storage, replacing the floppy disc in the latter case. Optical Data Storage provides an overview of the recording principles, materials aspects, and application areas of phase-change optical storage. Some theoretical background is given to familiarize the reader with the basics of the phase-change processes. Elements of data recording, including mark formation, eraseability, direct overwrite strategies, data quality and data stability, etc are explained and extensively discussed. A mark formation model is described and used throughout the whole book to back-up measurement results and support the discussed applications. Two major aspects - high-speed and dual-layer recording - are considered in depth and solutions to achieve higher performance are analyzed. Optical Data Storage is aimed at a broad range of readers - from university teams studying the subject to industrial media manufacturers requiring insights into performance of rewritable optical media.
Title:Optical Data Storage: Phase-change media and recordingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:181 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.03 inPublished:October 10, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048170761

ISBN - 13:9789048170760

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Table of Contents

From the contents1. Introduction.- 2. Theoretical aspects of phase-change alloys.- 3. Thermal modeling of phase-change recording.- 4. Data recording characteristics.- 5. Recording media - Outlook.

Editorial Reviews

I read this book on my way back from a conference in Colorado and I wasn't happy that Silicon Valley is so close to Colorado. Intro and 5 chapters give full good overview of optical data storage and plenty of experimental data. Book is very useful for students and engineers (optics, material sci., mechanics) and everybody who want to know how his/her DVD or CD is working.By Semyon D. Savransky (Silicon Valley, California, USA)