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HERMETICALLY SEALED OPTICAL PLASTIC SUBSTRATE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025073D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Two problems exist with prior art optical disks: (a) oxidation of the media and (b) disk radial runout. Thin films of Si02 and A$O3 deposited over tellurium (Te), the writing medium, will eliminate both problems.

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EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

HERMETICALLY SEALED OPTICAL PLASTIC SUBSTRATE
Roberta-M. Fay
Richard D. Weir
Raymond G. Schliesmann

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 365/126 Int. Cl. Gllc 11/46

BACKER

PLATE

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SiO2

GLASS

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Two problems exist with prior art optical disks: (a) oxidation of the media and (b) disk radial runout. Thin films of Si02 and A$O3 deposited over tellurium (Te), the writing medium, will eliminate both problems.

One such configuration may be seen in the figure. To obtain a very low cost media package, a plastic substrate, instead of glass may be used.

The "suitable adhesive" is a capillary filled transparent adhesive compatible with SiO thin films and/or glass. Although PMMA is listed as the data disk substrate

be PMMA coated on both sides with Si02 or it can be glass (preferably chemically strengthened glass with enhanced fracture resistance).

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ma 3 erial, other inexpensive plastics can be used in its place. The backer plate can

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HERMETICALLY SEALED OPTICAL PLASTIC SUBSTRATE (Cont'd)

The disk edges are coated during the Si02 depositions and masked during the tellurium depositions so the SiO Al-

The Si02 undercoating will also minimize attack via the PMMA surface.

In order to use this configuration, some changes in the optical components are required. First, a computer modeling must be done (for second surface ablation, the refractive indices...