This paper describes magnetooptical (MO) readout and recording performance improvement that increase the MO disk drive performance. In regard to readout performance, a <60-dB readout carrier-to-noise ratio is achieved for an MO disk with a polycarbonate substrate. Also, in regard to recording performance, a new MO head is presented that achieves high optical transmission efficiency (~57%) without sacrificing the readout performance. As a result, disk rotation speed can be increased, and the data transfer rate can be improved.
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Toshiaki Iwanaga, Satoshi Sugaya, Hiroshi Inada, and Tadashi Nomura, "Magnetooptic recording readout performance improvement," Appl. Opt. 27, 717-722 (1988)