Simulating near-field effects in high-density optical-disk data storage

Aramais R. Zakharian, Jerome V. Moloney, Masud Mansuripur

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The simulation of near-field effects in high density optical disk data storage is discussed. Plane wave expansion methods for classical diffraction theory equations, coupled with the direct numerical solution of Maxwell's equations were used for simulation. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods based on the local grid refinement approach allowed improved computational efficiency for simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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