Analysis of methods for detecting focus error in optical data storage systems.

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Title:
Analysis of methods for detecting focus error in optical data storage systems.
Author:
Cohen, Donald Kenneth.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Theoretical and experimental techniques are developed to study three common approaches to focus error signal generation for optical data storage applications. Specifically, the astigmatic, obstruction knife edge (a.k.a. shaded aperture), and critical angle prism systems are studied. These techniques are then applied to a new focus detection system, based on a lateral shearing interferometer, developed by this author. The sensitivity of a given optical system to the primary design point, alignment errors, aberrations and optical recording medium topology are presented. A new approach to constructing the focus error signal for the astigmatic and interferometric techniques is presented which greatly reduces the alignment sensitivity.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical storage devices -- Testing.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of methods for detecting focus error in optical data storage systems.en_US
dc.creatorCohen, Donald Kenneth.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Donald Kenneth.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTheoretical and experimental techniques are developed to study three common approaches to focus error signal generation for optical data storage applications. Specifically, the astigmatic, obstruction knife edge (a.k.a. shaded aperture), and critical angle prism systems are studied. These techniques are then applied to a new focus detection system, based on a lateral shearing interferometer, developed by this author. The sensitivity of a given optical system to the primary design point, alignment errors, aberrations and optical recording medium topology are presented. A new approach to constructing the focus error signal for the astigmatic and interferometric techniques is presented which greatly reduces the alignment sensitivity.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical storage devices -- Testing.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8804168en_US
dc.identifier.oclc700055226en_US
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