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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2797–2803

Full and rigorous vector diffraction model for a multilayered optical disc

Hanming Guo, Shuwen Guo, Jiabi Chen, and Songlin Zhuang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2797-2803 (2008)

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A full and rigorous vector diffraction model for a multilayered optical disc is described where three vector diffraction processes, namely the focus of the reading light, the interaction with bits and the detection part, are all considered. Moreover, the reflected electric fields resulting from the infinite number of bounces at the multilayered optical disc are also involved. As an example, the detected power is calculated when the reading spot is scanned over the disc under the case of the circularly polarized illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2008
Published: February 13, 2008

Hanming Guo, Shuwen Guo, Jiabi Chen, and Songlin Zhuang, "Full and rigorous vector diffraction model for a multilayered optical disc," Opt. Express 16, 2797-2803 (2008)

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