High-density magneto-optical disk storage and the effect of finite beam size in readout

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A method of data reconstruction from a digital magneto-optical disk system with diffraction-limited spot size is described. Using a linear filter with high-frequency enhancement we show that significant improvements in the storage capacity can be achieved at a reasonable cost in terms of the signal-to-noise ratio. Performance is evaluated against an optimum but impractical method as well as a technique for the reconstruction of the analog waveforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1165-1170
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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