30 July 1997 Figures of merit for recordable optical media
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Proceedings Volume 3109, Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.280693
Event: Optical Data Storage Topical Meeting '97, 1997, Tucson, AZ, United States
Although magneto-optic materials are often characterized and compared by misleading `figure of merit' (such as Kerr rotation), the Lissberger-Mansuripur figure of merit has many advantages. Using this figure of merit we can directly study, for example, the effect on the MO signal of Pb or Bi in nanolayered TbFeCo. No comparable figure of merit has been available for optimizing phase change materials in optical media. In this paper we show how the Lissberger- Mansuripur figure of merit can be extended to phase change materials, and we calculate its value for GeSbTe.
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William A. Challener, William A. Challener, } "Figures of merit for recordable optical media", Proc. SPIE 3109, Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting, (30 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280693; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.280693

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