Near-field optical data storage: Avenues for improved performance

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Abstract

Because they produce small spot size, near-field techniques are applied to optical data storage systems in order to increase recording density. For data storage, the optical near field is defined in terms of evanescent coupling between the system used to read data and the recording layer. Two practical implementations that use evanescent energy are aperture probes and solid immersion lenses (SILs). In this paper, the basic characteristics of these systems are reviewed, and some considerations for improving performance are discussed. Combinations of SILs and apertures could produce data storage systems with ultra-fine resolution and good detection characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages126-134
Number of pages9
Volume4081
StatePublished - 2000
EventOptical Storage and Optical Information Processing - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Jul 26 2000Jul 27 2000

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OtherOptical Storage and Optical Information Processing
CityTaipei, Taiwan
Period7/26/007/27/00

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Optical data storage
data storage
Lenses
near fields
Data storage equipment
submerging
apertures
recording
lenses
data recording
probes
energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Milster, T. D. (2000). Near-field optical data storage: Avenues for improved performance. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4081, pp. 126-134). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Near-field optical data storage : Avenues for improved performance. / Milster, Thomas D.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4081 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. p. 126-134.

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Milster, TD 2000, Near-field optical data storage: Avenues for improved performance. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4081, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 126-134, Optical Storage and Optical Information Processing, Taipei, Taiwan, 7/26/00.
Milster TD. Near-field optical data storage: Avenues for improved performance. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4081. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 2000. p. 126-134
Milster, Thomas D. / Near-field optical data storage : Avenues for improved performance. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4081 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2000. pp. 126-134
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