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Laser Plate Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045554D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Marks, RF Pollack, RA [+details]

Abstract

We have found that some thin films, such as Nb(2)0(3), can be selectively grown or removed in a controlled chemical environment by applying laser illumination of suitable intensity. This phenomenon could be used to form an optical information storage system having an erase capability.