Rigorous numerical modeling of novel optical data storage systems

Joshua L. Kann, Tom D. Milster, Fred F. Froehlich, Richard W. Ziolkowski, Justin B. Judkins

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A hybrid finite-difference-time-domain/angular spectrum propagation modeling technique and a finite-difference thermal model are used to study near-field optical and two-photon absorption data storage systems. The electromagnetic model is used to analyze scattering effects in structures where scalar-based theory is not appropriate. The thermal model is used in a near-field magneto optic data storage system to calculate data mark sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
EventOptical Data Storage '97 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 7 1997Apr 9 1997

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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