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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 1998
  • pp: 6878–6883

New Way to Describe Diffraction From Optical Disks

Tom D. Milster  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 29, pp. 6878-6883 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006878


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Abstract

An efficient decomposition of the diffraction pattern from optical disks that yields insight into the origin and the characteristics of various signals is described. The Babinet principle is used to separate components that describe the data signal, servo signals, and three types of cross talk. The construction of a basis set that yields efficient calculation for optimization studies is described. Two media types are considered as examples. Several applications are also described, including an explanation for the origin of the differential phase-detection tracking signal that is used with DVD-ROM media.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks

Citation
Tom D. Milster, "New Way to Describe Diffraction From Optical Disks," Appl. Opt. 37, 6878-6883 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-29-6878


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References

  1. H. H. Hopkins, “Diffraction theory of laser-based systems for optical video disks,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 4–24 (1979).
  2. J. P. Treptau, T. D. Milster, and D. G. Flagello, “Laser beam modeling in optical data storage systems,” in Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems II, A. D. Schnurr, ed., Proc. SPIE 1415, 317–321 (1991).
  3. A. Korpel, “Simplified diffraction theory of the video disk,” Appl. Opt. 17, 2037–2042 (1978).
  4. T. D. Milster, Z. Chen, E. P. Walker, M. T. Tuell, and E. C. Gage, “Optical data storage with quadrant pupil detection,” Appl. Opt. 35, 2471–2476 (1996).
  5. T. D. Milster and R. S. Upton, are preparing the following paper for publication: “Complex plane description of differential phase detection in optical data storage.”

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