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Method for Detecting Potential Defects in Magnetooptic Recording Disks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059264D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Argumedo, MJ Gordon, M Martin, RJ McCabe, HD [+details]

Abstract

Defects caused by organic contamination in optical disks containing a magnetooptic (MO) material can only be observed under crossed polarizers using an optical microscope. These defects only show up after many erase, write and read cycles with a laser. It is desirable to know if a disk will have this type defect prior to extensive testing as these defect areas are high error areas.