The CD-ROM and Optical Disc Recording Systems / Edition 1

The CD-ROM and Optical Disc Recording Systems / Edition 1

by E. W. Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198593902

ISBN-13: 9780198593904

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

With one million CD-ROM users worldwide, there is an urgent need to demystify the technology of compact-disc data recording and retrieval, which will eventually replace the floppy disk. This book meets that need. It will benefit students, engineers, and professionals from many disciplines who wish to understand and exploit the cost-effective potential of optical

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Overview

With one million CD-ROM users worldwide, there is an urgent need to demystify the technology of compact-disc data recording and retrieval, which will eventually replace the floppy disk. This book meets that need. It will benefit students, engineers, and professionals from many disciplines who wish to understand and exploit the cost-effective potential of optical data storage and retrieval. The book provides a unique introduction to CD-ROM and other optical recording systems, and clearly describes how the two main competing systems—the magneto-optic and the phase change types—work. Topics include photodetectors, lasers, mastering, WORM media, and magneto-optic media, among others. Keep up to date with this superb new introduction to CD-ROM and optical disc recording systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198593904
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Textbooks in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.37(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to optical recording
2. Basic optics
3. Lasers
4. Photodetectors
5. Media substrates
6. Mastering
7. Making the CD-ROM book
8. Magneto-optic thin film production
9. WORM media
10. Magneto-optic media
11. Magneto-optical drive systems
12. Noise in magneto-optic drive systems
13. Magneto-optical recording applications
14. Phase change media
15. The future for optical discs
Glossary
Index

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