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dc.titleTheoretical analysis of a thermally induced superresolution optical disk with different readout optics
dc.contributor.authorWu, Y.
dc.contributor.authorChong, C.T.
dc.identifier.citationWu, Y.,Chong, C.T. (1997). Theoretical analysis of a thermally induced superresolution optical disk with different readout optics. Applied Optics 36 (26) : 6668-6677. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractSimulations have been performed to evaluate the effect of a thermal-induced mask on the performance of an optical disk. For simplicity and also so as not to lose generality, we first assume that the thermal-induced mask can be represented by an ellipse with variable shape and a relative position with respect to the center of the readout laser spot. Simulation results reveal that the optical disk exhibits a maximum response when almost half the laser spot is covered by the mask. With a conventional single-beam readout technique, however, this can hardly be achieved. The possibility of achieving this by use of an assistant beam with a modified beam profile is discussed. We show that this method allows us to obtain a maximum response in the track direction without any degradation in the radial direction. © 1997 Optical Society of America.
dc.subjectOptical memory
dc.subjectTemperature distribution
dc.contributor.departmentELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.sourcetitleApplied Optics
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