Diffraction modeling of optical pickup and media

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Computer simulations that use a combination of ray-tracing, diffraction calculations, and accurate solutions of Maxwell's equations based on the Finite-Difference-Time-Domain method can model the entire optical path, from light source to detectors, in an optical data storage system. We present the results of such calculations for some state-of-the-art media and systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage, ODS 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528403, 9781557528407
StatePublished - 2007
EventOptical Data Storage, ODS 2007 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 20 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Data Storage, ODS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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