S. J. Park, S. K. Kim, K. H. Yoon, T. H. Kwon
June 5, 2013
Recently great efforts have been made to increase the data access speed and the data storage density of the optical memory disks such as CD-ROM, DVD, ASMO disk, etc. In the viewpoint of increasing the data access speed of the optical disks, it is of great importance to characterize accurately the vibration phenomena of the rotating disk, which is related to the critical speed and the characteristics of the frequency response. In this paper, towards the goal of increasing the data access speed of the optical disks, we have proposed a novel method for improved characteristics of disk vibration without deteriorating any other specification for the optical memory disks such as geometrical and optical characteristics. A possible idea to improve the vibration characteristics of the optical disk is that the tensile initial stress in the radial direction is to be imposed within the optical disk on purpose. By the synergy effect from the residual (initial) tensile stress frozen within the optical disk combined with the stress induced by the centrifugal force occurring in rotating the optical disk, the stiffness of the disk would increase to have a stronger resistance to the disturbance resulting in increase of critical speed. With such a synergy effect in mind, modifications related to the optical disk substrate design, injection mold design and processing conditions of injection molding were presented and partially evaluated. The computer simulation and experiments indicate that the suggested ideas clearly improve the characteristics of disk vibration without deteriorating any other specification for the optical memory disks.