Accession Number:

ADA034128

Title:

Development of an Optical Disc Recorder

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 1976

Corporate Author:

PHILIPS LABS BRIARCLIFF MANOR NY

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The recorder was modified for limited operation at 3 rps. Refitting the new optical and digital subsystems into a deliverable system is now planned on a back-up sled and turntable. PMMA discs coated with tellurium films were recorded on through the backside of the disc surface. Air sandwich fabrication is showing good progress. First results of an accelerated life testing program indicate that tellurium films do not degrade at high temperatures. An initial recommendation for digital formatting, coding, and error correction techniques is given. A theoretical analysis of expected hole machining characteristics for a moving substrate was performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Recording and Playback Devices
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE