16 September 2003 Novel method for tracking in homogeneous volumetric media
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Proceedings Volume 5069, Optical Data Storage 2003; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.533072
Event: Optical Data Storage 2003, 2003, Vancouver, Canada
Abstract
Volumetric media have great potential for meeting future optical data storage demands, but homogeneous media lack internal features for tracking. A novel method of tracking inside homogeneous media is described that uses external reference tracks attached to the media. Several possible configurations for implementing the "slave-servo" concept are described and compared. An optical design for the most promising configuration is presented. This desing utilizes a diffractive optical element for dispersion compensation. Modeling describes the limits of device performance and alignment. Early prototype results are presented.
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Timothy N. Miller, Timothy N. Miller, John Butz, John Butz, Thomas D. Milster, Thomas D. Milster, Warren L. Bletscher, Warren L. Bletscher, Edwin P. Walker, Edwin P. Walker, Sang-Ki Park, Sang-Ki Park, David Felix, David Felix, "Novel method for tracking in homogeneous volumetric media", Proc. SPIE 5069, Optical Data Storage 2003, (16 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.533072; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.533072
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