SYNTHESIS OF NEW HIGH SENSITIVITY PHASE CHANGE ERASABLE OPTICAL DATA STORAGE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21579
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1675 W Maple Rd, Troy, MI, 48084
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Strand
 (313) 280-1900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
COMPUTING SYSTEMS THAT USE COMPLEX GRAPHIC AND IMAGE-BASED INFORMATION REQUIRE THE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF VERY LARGE DATA FILES. OPTICAL DISK SYSTEMS OFFER THE LARGEST STORAGE CAPACITY OF ANY RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE SYSTEM. A MAJOR COST ITEM IN THESE DRIVES IS THE HIGH POWR LASER DIODE REQUIRED. THIS COST CAN BE REDUCED BY DEVELOPING MORE SENSITIVE OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIA SO THAT LOWER POWER, LESS EXPENSIVE LASER DIODES CAN BE USED. RESEARCHERS ARE APPLYING MATERIALS AND DEVICE DESIGN CONCEPTS TO DEVELOP ERASABLE OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIA SUITABLE FOR USE WITH LOWR POWER, LESS EXPENSIVE LASER DIODES. THE MATERIALS HAVE RAPID CRYSTALLIZATION KINETICS AND STABILITY IN BOTH STRUCTURAL PHASES.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government