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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6156–6162

Multi-level read-only recording using signal waveform modulation

Yi Tang, Jing Pei, Yi Ni, Longfa Pan, Hua Hu, and Buqing Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6156-6162 (2008)

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A novel multi-level read-only recording using signal waveform modulation (SWM) is presented. The SWM is realized by inserting a sub-pit/sub-land to the original land/pit. Numerical simulation provides a helpful tool for the write strategy optimization. This method is experimentally validated on the DVD platform. Comparing with 2-level recording, an increase of 50% in capacity can be expected. It shows superiority over signal amplitude modulation (SAM) multi-level in replication processing, capacity increase and servo performance.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: March 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2008
Published: April 16, 2008

Yi Tang, Jing Pei, Yi Ni, Longfa Pan, Hua Hu, and Buqing Zhang, "Multi-level read-only recording using signal waveform modulation," Opt. Express 16, 6156-6162 (2008)

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