I consider the influence of different substrate thicknesses on the signal obtained from an optical disk. Two solutions are presented for the reading of different disk types. In one situation a substrate thickness change for disks with equal density is made inoffensive by introduction of a combined amplitude–phase mask in the pupil of the readout objective. In a second situation, where the different thickness is accompanied by a change in optical density, a specific selection in the far field of the detected radiation has proven to be adequate.
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Joseph Braat, "Influence of substrate thickness on optical disk readout," Appl. Opt. 36, 8056-8062 (1997)