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Optical Engineering

Circularly polarized light-induced rearrangement of optical axis in photoanisotropic recording media
Author(s): Artashes Yavrian; Tigran V. Galstian; Michel Piche
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Paper Abstract

The rearrangement of the optical axis in reversible photoanisotropic media under the action of a circularly polarized beam is demonstrated and quantitatively measured. These results are used to clarify the term ''optical erasure'' in reversible storage media. The detected residual anisotropy is taken into account to estimate the degradation of the signal to noise ratio in a storage device with a tilted readout design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(4) doi: 10.1117/1.1456540
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Artashes Yavrian, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Tigran V. Galstian, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel Piche, Univ. Laval (Canada)


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