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Transfer function characteristics of superresolving systems
Author(s): Tomas D. Milster; Craig H. Curtis
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Paper Abstract

Signal quality in an optical storage device greatly depends on the optical system transfer function used to write and read data patterns. The problem is similar to analysis of scanning optical microscopes. Hopkins and Braat have analyzed write-once-read-many (WORM) optical data storage devices. In this paper, we discuss transfer-function analysis of magneto-optic (MO) data storage devices with respect to improving transfer-function characteristics. Several authors have described improving the transfer function as super resolution. However, none have thoroughly analyzed the MO optical system and effects of the medium. In our development, we discuss both the optical system transfer function and effects of the medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1663, Optical Data Storage, (13 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137532
Show Author Affiliations
Tomas D. Milster, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Craig H. Curtis, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1663:
Optical Data Storage
Donald B. Carlin; David B. Kay; Alfred A. Franken, Editor(s)

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