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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 1998
  • pp: 6973–6982

Differential time detection for radial tracking of optical disks

Joseph Braat  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 29, pp. 6973-6982 (1998)

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Differential phase detection or differential time detection has been adopted as the method for deriving an optical tracking-error signal for the new generation of optical disks with increased density (DVD system). An overview is given of the various methods in the analog and the binary signal domains and of their properties with respect to optical disk structure, mechanical tolerances, and disk defocus.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording

Original Manuscript: April 9, 1998
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 1998
Published: October 10, 1998

Joseph Braat, "Differential time detection for radial tracking of optical disks," Appl. Opt. 37, 6973-6982 (1998)

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