17 September 1999 Micro-optical requirements for optically assisted Winchester recording heads
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Abstract
Traditionally, optical storage has been unable to compete with magnetic storage in the hard disk drive market because multiple heads and disks could not be integrated in a small volume. Optically-assisted Winchester technology overcomes this problem using a fiber-optic delivery system to carry light to multiple recording heads, each of which utilizes several micro-optical components. The small size of the recording head presents design challenges difference from those usually faced in the optical storage industry.
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John F. Heanue, John F. Heanue, } "Micro-optical requirements for optically assisted Winchester recording heads", Proc. SPIE 3778, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems, (17 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363745; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363745
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