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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1978
  • pp: 2037–2042

Simplified diffraction theory of the video disk

A. Korpel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 2037-2042 (1978)

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A simplified model is presented to describe the process of optically reading out a video disk. Although limited in versatility and accuracy, the model has the distinct advantage of not requiring computer solutions and of providing a direct physical insight into the diffraction mechanism of video disk readout. The model is semiquantitative in that predictions are in reasonable numerical agreement with more detailed methods of analysis and with experiments.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 27, 1977
Published: July 1, 1978

A. Korpel, "Simplified diffraction theory of the video disk," Appl. Opt. 17, 2037-2042 (1978)

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  1. A collection of good review papers is to be found in the IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. CE-22 (August1976).
  2. R. L. Whitman, A. Korpel, Appl. Opt. 8, 1567 (1969). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

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