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An Overview Of Optical Disk Testers
Author(s): Robert Hazel
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Paper Abstract

The development of an optical disk tester can be as demanding as the development of a production optical disk drive, especially if the tester does not have a companion drive program from which to draw hardware resources. For this reason it is prudent to set realistic targets for tester capability at the onset of a development program as the difficulty of the task is a strong function of the number of test capabilities assigned to the tester. This paper presents considerations and guidelines to assist in the planning of a disk tester. Specific issues addressed are: realistic measurement capabilities, the control of disturbances, measurement techniques. and calibration considerations and techniques. In addition to a general overview specific examples of measurement and calibration methods are presented. Also discussed in this paper are the special considerations associated with high throughput production disk testers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0420, Optical Storage Media, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936056
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Robert Hazel

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0420:
Optical Storage Media
Alan E. Bell; Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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