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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1379–1383

All-optical magnetic superresolution with binary pupil filters

Yaoju Zhang, Yoichi Okuno, and Xun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1379-1383 (2009)

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A method to produce magnetic superresolution in all-optical magnetic storage is proposed. Two-zone amplitude-only and phase-only filters are designed to improve the quality of the superresolved magnetization pattern, to increase the magnetic spot intensity, to reduce the magnetic spot size, and to control the sidelobe effect. A procedure for designing a rotationally symmetric pupil-plane mask to control the magnetization intensity distribution near focus is presented. As a practical implementation, we have applied our method to obtain superresolving two-zone phase filters that can improve the all-optical magnetic recording density.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.3810) Optical data storage : Magneto-optic systems
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2009
Published: June 16, 2009

Yaoju Zhang, Yoichi Okuno, and Xun Xu, "All-optical magnetic superresolution with binary pupil filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1379-1383 (2009)

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