Exit pupil patterns from optical disks

Robert S. Upton, Tom D. Milster

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The modulation of the irradiance in the exit pupil of an optical data storage scanning system is described by analyzing the behavior of scan-dependent interference fringes. These fringes are grouped into three independent irradiance components. The variation of the exit pupil irradiance pattern as a function of groove depth is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
EventOptical Storage and Optical Information Processing - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Jul 26 2000Jul 27 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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