14 January 1987 Effect Of Birefringence On Optical Memory Systems
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Abstract
The effects of birefringence due to substrate and optical components on the sum and difference signals in optical memory systems are studied. A method is presented for calculation in an arbitrary optical system. Computed results are given to elucidate trends for a typical magneto--optic system employing two polrizing beamsplitters and differential detection, and comparison is made with experimental results. The effects of birefringence on the signal--to--noise ratio are discussed.
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David Treves, Dan S. Bloomberg, "Effect Of Birefringence On Optical Memory Systems", Proc. SPIE 0695, Optical Mass Data Storage II, (14 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936847; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936847
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