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Signal and noise characteristics in magneto-optical signal detection with elliptically polarized light
Author(s): Takeshi Nakao; Masahiko Takahashi; Akira Arimoto
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Paper Abstract

Signal and noise characteristics are investigated in a magneto-optical signal detection method employing the Kerr effect and optical dichroism. In this detection method, elliptically polarized light is focused on the recording medium. The relationship between Kerr rotation angle and Kerr ellipticity for maximum carrier level is considered and experimentally investigated.

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Date Published: 13 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1663, Optical Data Storage, (13 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137540
Show Author Affiliations
Takeshi Nakao, Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)
Masahiko Takahashi, Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)
Akira Arimoto, Hitachi Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1663:
Optical Data Storage
Donald B. Carlin; David B. Kay; Alfred A. Franken, Editor(s)

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