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Optical Engineering

Near-field optical data storage: avenues for improved performance
Author(s): Tomas D. Milster
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Paper Abstract

Because they produce small spot size, near-field techniques are applied to optical data storage systems to increase recording density. Two practical near-field implementations are aperture probes and solid immersion lenses (SILs). The basic signal modulation characteristics of these systems are reviewed, and some considerations for improving performance are discussed. Combinations of SILs and apertures could produce data storage systems with ultra-fine resolution and good detection characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(10) doi: 10.1117/1.1402126
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 10
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Tomas D. Milster, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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