Materials for Mastering and Replication Processes in Optical Video, Audio and Data Disc Production

  • Peter E. J. Legierse
  • Jan H. T. Pasman


The manufacturing processes and materials for the currently commercially available optical discs are described with emphasis on disc mastering. A distinction is made between optical discs addressing two different market segments:
  1. 1.

    High End: characterized by high demands on pit or groove definition, process control and overall quality (LaserVision, CompactDisc-Video and recordable data storage discs).

  2. 2.

    High Volume: characterized by large quantities of replica discs, faster turnaround times and larger tolerances in pit shapes and production processes (CompactDisc-Audio, CompactDisc-ROM (Read-Only-Memory)).



Optical Disc Groove Width Groove Depth Recording Intensity Exposure Profile 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter E. J. Legierse
    • 1
  • Jan H. T. Pasman
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Disc Mastering (ODM)EindhovenThe Netherlands

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