Optimization of groove depth for cross-talk cancellation in the scheme of land–groove recording in magneto-optic disk systems

Timothy D. Goodman, M. Mansuripur

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Abstract

In the scheme of land–groove recording in magneto-optic disk data-storage systems, it has been shown that an optimum groove depth exists at which the cross talk from adjacent tracks diminishes. Crosstalk cancellation, however, is very sensitive to various parameters of the system, and, in particular, the presence of substrate birefringence can have devastating effects on system performance. We analyze the origin of the observed effects by using scalar diffraction theory, and we show the reasons behind cross-talk cancellation. We also explain the relation between substrate birefringence and cross talk in simple analytical terms. Extensive computer simulations have been performed to verify and extend the theoretical results of this paper; the results of some of these simulations are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1119
Number of pages13
JournalApplied optics
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

Keywords

  • Cross-talk cancellation in optical disk readout
  • Land–groove recording
  • Magneto-optic recording
  • Substrate birefringence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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