Measurement of the thermal coefficients of nonreversible phase-change optical recording films

Yung Chieh Hsieh, Masud Mansuripur, James Volkmer, A. Brewen

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Abstract

We have developed a procedure to obtain the critical temperature for the amorphous-to-crystalline phase transition as well as the thermal conductivity and the specific heat of the phase-change media of optical recording. The procedure involves estimating the thermal conductivity from the data obtained by measuring the threshold cw laser power required for inducing phase transition. Then, from the data obtained in short-pulse measurements, we estimate the specific heat. In principle this method can yield the thermal parameters of any number of layers, so long as one of the layers is made of a phase-change material having a well-defined transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-872
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume36
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

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Optical recording
Specific heat
Thermal conductivity
thermal conductivity
Phase transitions
recording
specific heat
phase change materials
Phase change materials
coefficients
Superconducting transition temperature
critical temperature
estimating
transition temperature
Crystalline materials
thresholds
Lasers
estimates
pulses
lasers

Keywords

  • Optical data storage
  • Phase-change optical recording
  • Thermal coefficient measurement

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Measurement of the thermal coefficients of nonreversible phase-change optical recording films. / Hsieh, Yung Chieh; Mansuripur, Masud; Volkmer, James; Brewen, A.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.02.1997, p. 866-872.

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Hsieh, Yung Chieh ; Mansuripur, Masud ; Volkmer, James ; Brewen, A. / Measurement of the thermal coefficients of nonreversible phase-change optical recording films. In: Applied Optics. 1997 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 866-872.
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