OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 5 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 884–894

Magneto-optical disk drive technology using multiple fiber-coupled flying optical heads. Part II. Laser noise considerations

Jeffrey P. Wilde, Alexander A. Tselikov, George R. Gray, Yongwei Zhang, and Shubhagat Gangopadhyay  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 884-894 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.000884


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (199 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A magneto-optical data storage system utilizing single-mode fiber is capable of providing high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) recording if laser noise sources are properly managed. In particular, mode partition noise (MPN) associated with use of a Fabry–Perot laser diode can be a significant problem in a fiber-based system. The various mechanisms leading to MPN as well as to laser phase noise are discussed in the context of a system constructed with polarization-maintaining fiber. The primary noise mechanisms include spurious fiber-endface reflections and errors in the quarter-wave plate on the recording head. An understanding of these effects is essential for fabrication of a fiber-based recording system with suitable SNR performance.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2001
Published: February 10, 2002

Citation
Jeffrey P. Wilde, Alexander A. Tselikov, George R. Gray, Yongwei Zhang, and Shubhagat Gangopadhyay, "Magneto-optical disk drive technology using multiple fiber-coupled flying optical heads. Part II. Laser noise considerations," Appl. Opt. 41, 884-894 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-5-884

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited