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Experiments of noble optical floppy disk drive using phase-change optical medium and quasi-near-field optical head
Author(s): Kenya Goto; Young Joon Kim; Yutaka Hasegawa
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Paper Abstract

A lensless optical floppy disk drive which does’t have any optical lens between the optical head and the phase change (PC) type optical floppy disk medium have been developed. The head is a contact type, which had already been adopted in higher density magnetic floppy disk drives such as the LS120. The main point of this optical head is an antireflection (AR) coating technology of very low reflectivity on an output facet of a low cost laser diode which is as same as the laser diode installed in a commercial CD player. The AR coat of the laser diode and also the optical floppy disk medium are deposited on to both laser diode facet and to thin polyimid floppy disk substrate using an electron cyclotron resonance sputtering (ECR) method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3864, Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 1999, 38640K (28 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.997609
Show Author Affiliations
Kenya Goto, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Young Joon Kim, Tokai Univ. (Japan)
Yutaka Hasegawa, Tokai Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3864:
Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 1999
Shigeo R. Kubota; Ryuichi Katayama; Douglas G. Stinson, Editor(s)

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