Compatible 8.5 Gbyte double-layer recordable DVD disc

H. C.F. Martens, W. R. Koppers, R. J.A. Van Den Oetelaar, P. H. Woerlee, P. G.P. Weijenbergh, Yoshihiro Noda, M. Aga, S. Furomoto, H. Takeshima

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A single-sided double-layer recordable DVD disc with a storage capacity of 8.5 Gbyte has been developed. Backwards compatibility with the existing DVD read-only format has been achieved through the use of organic dye recording layers that have intrinsically low absorption at laser's wavelength used for recording and reading. We describe the disc technology that we have developed, present recording results for both layers, and discuss double-layer effects. We demonstrate for the first time the feasibility of a compatible double-layer recordable DVD disc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage 2004
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Data Storage 2004 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 200421 Apr 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOptical Data Storage 2004
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


  • Double-layer
  • Dual-layer
  • DVD
  • DVD+R
  • DVD+R DL
  • Dye recording
  • Recordable


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