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Optical Recording of Servo Pattern on Magnetic Discs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044429D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Aviram, A Myers, RA [+details]

Abstract

The introduction of an optical servo track onto magnetic discs offers an advantage over magnetic servo. This advantage stems from the non- interference of the optical track with the magnetic track and the resulting higher information density that it is possible to record magnetically. This disclosure proposes a high-gain, simple photographic method as a way of obtaining the optical pattern required. The free-radical photographic method proposed is very efficient and convenient to use. Its features are: low energy (10-20 ergs per square centimeter at 4400 A), dry working, development by red radiation, and fixing by controlled heat.