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Micro-optical requirements for optically assisted Winchester recording heads
Author(s): John F. Heanue
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, optical storage has been unable to compete with magnetic storage in the hard disk drive market because multiple heads and disks could not be integrated in a small volume. Optically-assisted Winchester technology overcomes this problem using a fiber-optic delivery system to carry light to multiple recording heads, each of which utilizes several micro-optical components. The small size of the recording head presents design challenges difference from those usually faced in the optical storage industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3778, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363745
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John F. Heanue, Quinta Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3778:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems
Alan D. Kathman, Editor(s)

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