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Miniature Optics For Optical Recording
Author(s): Glenn T. Sincerbox
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the optical subsystems used in optical recording, their present status, and future trends. Using reflectivity-sensing and polarization-sensing optical heads as examples, the many requirements that must be integrated into one assembly are described along with the individual technology alternatives. The state-of-the-art of conventional free-space optical, holographic, and hybrid elements is also described along with an integrated head assembly using waveguide optics. Future directions and requirements for these technologies are indicated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 1988
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0935, Gradient-Index Optics and Miniature Optics, (8 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946909
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Glenn T. Sincerbox, Almaden Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0935:
Gradient-Index Optics and Miniature Optics
Dennis C. Leiner; James D. Rees, Editor(s)

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