OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1997
  • pp: 4339–4348

High-density optical recording using a solid immersion lens

Isao Ichimura, Shinichi Hayashi, and G. S. Kino  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 19, pp. 4339-4348 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.004339


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (576 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A solid immersion lens attached to a conventional objective increases the effective numerical aperture (NAeff) of an optical pickup and yields an areal recording density proportional to (NAeff)2. One version of this device, with an effective (NAeff) of 1.7, should be capable of very high density storage but would probably need a sealed system. Another simple configuration enables the use of this method for optical data storage in an unsealed environment and extends the spatial cutoff frequency 1.5 times. Experiments with these devices are compared with the full vector field theory of this type of imaging system.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1995
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 1996
Published: July 1, 1997

Citation
Isao Ichimura, Shinichi Hayashi, and G. S. Kino, "High-density optical recording using a solid immersion lens," Appl. Opt. 36, 4339-4348 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-19-4339

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.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

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.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

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.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

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.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

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

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited