Generation of optical disk servo pattern by lithographic imaging of photodeformable polymers

Phillip J. Brock*, C. Grant Willson, Jerome D. Swalen, Mark C. Jurich, Robert D. Miller, Nick J. Clecak, Tony Logan, J. M J Frechet

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We have demonstrated the feasibility of a novel process for forming servo patterns on glass by projection printing in a photodeformable polymer coating. The resolution of the process is a least 1.25 μm (2.5μm pitch). The resulting servo pattern provides signal to noise comparable to that obtained by injection molding of plastic substrates. The patterned polymer can be overcoated with active media and is stable in excess of 100°C. This represents a low cost method of producing servo patterns on glass substrates and these results indicate that the process warrants further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMaarten de Haan, Yoshito Tsunoda
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0819403717
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Data Storage - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Mar 5 1990Mar 7 1990


OtherOptical Data Storage
CityVancouver, BC, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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