Optical disk noise analysis using rigorous vector diffraction calculations

Kimihiro Saito, Naoyasu Miyagawa, Masud Mansuripur

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The contributions to noises in optical disk readout caused by the surface roughness on the disk are calculated using a full vector diffraction theory. The sources of noise are assumed to be small periodic bumps existing on land or groove, as well as periodic jaggedness on the groove walls. Under these conditions, the polarization dependence of noise, the difference of noise when the bumps are on land or groove, and the depolarization noise in magneto-optical readout are calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
EventOptical Data Storage 2000 - Whistler, BC, Can
Duration: May 14 2000May 17 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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