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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1999
  • pp: 2297–2300

Optical tunneling effect calculation of a solid immersion lens for use in optical disk memory

Shin-ya Hasegawa, Nobuhide Aoyama, Akio Futamata, and Takashi Uchiyama  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 2297-2300 (1999)

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A solid immersion lens (SIL) has the advantage of easily decreasing the spot size for high data density in optical recording. To accurately obtain the optical tunneling effect for a high-N.A. SIL, we calculated the optical tunneling beam characteristics, using electromagnetic theory. Tunneling beam spot-size dependence on polarization direction and energy-transfer efficiency are also clearly shown.

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OCIS Codes
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

Original Manuscript: October 28, 1998
Published: April 10, 1999

Shin-ya Hasegawa, Nobuhide Aoyama, Akio Futamata, and Takashi Uchiyama, "Optical tunneling effect calculation of a solid immersion lens for use in optical disk memory," Appl. Opt. 38, 2297-2300 (1999)

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