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Effect Of Birefringence On Optical Memory Systems
Author(s): David Treves; Dan S. Bloomberg
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Paper Abstract

The effects of birefringence due to substrate and optical components on the sum and difference signals in optical memory systems are studied. A method is presented for calculation in an arbitrary optical system. Computed results are given to elucidate trends for a typical magneto--optic system employing two polrizing beamsplitters and differential detection, and comparison is made with experimental results. The effects of birefringence on the signal--to--noise ratio are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0695, Optical Mass Data Storage II, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936847
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David Treves, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Dan S. Bloomberg, Xerox Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0695:
Optical Mass Data Storage II
Robert P. Freese; Albert A. Jamberdino; Maarten R. de Haan, Editor(s)

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