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Signal-To-Noise In Magneto-Optic Storage
Author(s): Masud Mansuripur; G. A. Neville Connell; Joseph W. Goodman
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Paper Abstract

The power spectral density of the read signal for a magneto-optical readout system based on the polar Kerr effect has been analyzed. A criterion for optimum performance deriving from the signal to noise ratio is then defined and it is shown that a quadrilayer disk structure which acts as an interference device for the enhancement of the Kerr effect is superior to other structures. Results of a thermal calculation for the quadrilayer are then reported. These results clearly indicate that the quadrilayer can be designed to match different levels of laser power available for writing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0329, Optical Disk Technology, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933397
Show Author Affiliations
Masud Mansuripur, Xerox Corporation (United States)
G. A. Neville Connell, Xerox Corporation (United States)
Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0329:
Optical Disk Technology
Robert A. Sprague, Editor(s)

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