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Information Storage Materials, 2. Optical Recording

  1. Roman E. Wochele1,
  2. Henk van Houten2,
  3. Johan P. W. B. Duchateau2,
  4. Hans J. G. Kloosterboer2,
  5. Jan A. Th. Verhoeven3,
  6. René van Vlimmeren4,
  7. Peter E. J. Legierse5,
  8. Dirk J. Gravesteijn2,
  9. C. David Wright6,
  10. Herman J. Borg2,
  11. Heinrich Heitmann7,
  12. Jacques Heemskerk8

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.o14_o07

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Wochele, R. E., van Houten, H., Duchateau, J. P. W. B., Kloosterboer, H. J. G., Verhoeven, J. A. T., van Vlimmeren, R., Legierse, P. E. J., Gravesteijn, D. J., Wright, C. D., Borg, H. J., Heitmann, H. and Heemskerk, J. 2011. Information Storage Materials, 2. Optical Recording. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Gramm Oberflächentechnik, Ditzingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Toolex International N.V., Veldhoven, The Netherlands

  4. 4

    Toolex International N.V., Veldhoven, The Netherlands

  5. 5

    Optical Disc Mastering (ODM), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  6. 6

    Manchester School of Engineering, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

  7. 7

    Philips Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

  8. 8

    Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011


The article contains sections titled:

1.General Introduction
1.1.Optical Storage Media
1.2.The Optical Channel
1.2.1.Focusing and Tracking (Servo Control)
1.2.2.Data Channel
1.3.Compact Disc Family
1.3.1.Read-Only, Replicated Discs
1.3.2.Recordable and Rewritable Discs
1.4.Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
1.5.HD-DVD and Blue Laser Discs
1.6.Magneto-Optical Storage
1.7.Future Developments
1.7.1.Evolutionary Progress in Optical Disc Storage
1.7.2.Three-Dimensional Optical Storage
2.Optical Disc Mastering and Stamper Production
2.3.Mastering Methods
2.4.Electroforming of Stampers
3.Read-Only Optical Recording Materials
3.1.Production Processes
3.2.Material Specifications
3.3.Molding Processes
3.4.Photoreplication Process
3.6.Protective Coating
3.7.Nonstandard Processes
4.Write-Once Optical Recording Materials
4.1.Material Specifications
4.2.Deposition Techniques
4.3.Tellurium Alloys
4.4.Organic Dyes
4.5.Metal Particle Colloids
4.6.Metal-Polymer Bilayers
4.7.Alloying Bilayers
4.9.Surface Texture
5.Reversible Optical Recording Materials
5.1.Magneto-Optic Materials
5.2.Phase-Change Recording Media
5.3.Liquid Crystals
5.5.Photochemical Hole Burning
6.Economic Aspects of Optical Recording
6.1.Consumer Electronics (CE)
6.2.Data Applications