Accession Number:

ADD014788

Title:

Immediate Write, Read, and Erase Optical Storage Medium and Method of Marking and Erasing.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 17 Oct 89, patented 4 Dec 90,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1990-12-04

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

An optical data storage medium comprises a substrate layer, a recording medium and an optional protective layer. The substrate layer supports the recording medium. The recording medium comprises a polymer having stable amorphous and crystalline states under human operating conditions which states have different optical properties. The recording medium is optionally covered and protected by a protective layer. The substrate, recording medium and protective layer can be formed from the same or different polymers. The data is stored by exposing the recording medium to patterned infra-red radiation. The radiation can be patterned by a mask, movement of the radiation beam or by other means to imprint the data on the recording medium.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE