Optical equalizer of a data storage system using liquid crystal super-resolution devices

Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Tom D. Milster

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Super-resolution with suppressed side-lobes using a liquid crystal super-resolution device and its application to optical equalizer are presented. The liquid crystal device modulates linearly polarized input into orthogonaled linearly polarized pairs and to place the device in focusing optics causes super-resolution effects and polarization states of its side - lobes become different from its main - lobes. Then we can reduce side-lobes using polarization filterings. To apply this device to optical heads with an analyzer in the collection path, we can find variable optical equalizer effects by rotating a direction of the analyzer

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-491
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Data storage
  • Liquid crystal
  • Optical equalizer
  • Polarization
  • Super-resolution

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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