Transfer function characteristics of super resolving systems

Tom D. Milster, Craig H. Curtis

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Signal quality in an optical storage device greatly depends on the optical system transfer function used to write and read data patterns. The problem is similar to analysis of scanning optical microscopes. Hopkins (1) and Braat (2) have analyzed write-once-read-many (WORM) optical data storage devices. In this paper, we discuss transferfunction analysis of magnetooptic (MO) data storage devices with respect to improving transfer-function characteristics. Several authors (3)(4)(5) have described improving the transfer function as super resolution. However, none have thoroughly analyzed the MO optical system and effects of the medium. In our development, we discuss both the optical system transfer function and effects of the medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1992
EventOptical Data Storage Topical Meeting 1992 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Feb 9 1992Feb 14 1992

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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