Handbook of Magneto-Optical Data Recording

Handbook of Magneto-Optical Data Recording

Materials, Subsystems, Techniques

1st Edition - December 31, 1995

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  • Authors: Terry W. McDaniel, Randall Victora
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517597

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This handbook brings together in a single volume expert contributions on the many aspects of MO data recording, including the materials in use, techniques for achieving recording function, and storage device subsystems. As a multiple author treatment, it brings perspective from many viewpoints and institutions. The insights delivered should be valuable to a wide audience from students to practitioners in all areas of information storage.


Practitioners and students in all areas of information storage.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Magneto-Optical Data Recording: Introduction and Overview
    1.0 Introduction to Optical Storage
    2.0 The Advantages of Optical Storage
    3.0 The Storage Hierarchy and Optical Libraries
    4.0 The MO Drive
    5.0 Magneto-Optical Storage Products and Success in the Marketplace
    2. Heads and Lasers
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Laser Diodes
    3.0 Incident Light Path
    4.0 Return Light Path
    5.0 Examples of Production MO Optical Heads
    6.0 Future Improvements
    3. Servos and Actuators
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 The Servo Loop
    3.0 Actuator Technology
    List of Symbols
    4. Media Substrates And Format
    1.0 Disk Layout and Functional Areas
    2.0 Pre-Mastering
    3.0 Mastering
    4.0 Molding and Stamping
    5.0 Protection Coats; Lifetime
    6.0 Hubbing
    7.0 Cartridging
    8.0 Optical and Mechanical Property Control
    5. Magneto-Optical Thin Film Recording Materials in Practice
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Design Concepts
    3.0 Film Deposition and Manufacturing Methods
    4.0 Magneto-Optical Thin Film Materials
    5.0 Reflector Thin Film Materials
    6.0 Environment and Lifetime
    7.0 Summary and Outlook
    Abbreviations and Symbols
    6. Materials Characterization
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Optical Characterization
    3.0 Magneto-Optical Characterization
    4.0 Thermal Characterization
    5.0 Summary
    7. Writing and Erasing in Magneto-Optical Recording
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Writing Regimes and Limits
    3.0 Writing Isolated Marks
    4.0 Writing and Calibrating Data Sequences
    5.0 Erasing Data Sequences
    6.0 Special Topics
    7.0 Conclusion
    8. The Magneto-Optical Readout Process
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Origins of the Magneto-Readout Signal
    3.0 Optical Propagation in the Readout Path
    4.0 Optical System Characterization
    5.0 Novel Readout Techniques
    9. Sources of Noise in Magneto-Optical Readout
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Shot Noise
    3.0 Electronic Noise
    4.0 Laser Noise
    5.0 Differential Detection and Misbalance
    6.0 Introduction To Media Noise
    7.0 Disk Reflectivity Fluctuations and Depolarization Noise
    8.0 Write Noise
    9.0 Jitter and Signal-Amplitude Fluctuations
    10.0 Equalization
    11.0 SNR and Jitter
    12.0 Summary
    10. Modeling the Magneto-Optical Recording Processes
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 The Role of Modeling
    3.0 Optical Modeling
    4.0 Thermal Modeling
    5.0 Thermomagnetic Marking
    6.0 Magnetic Modeling
    7.0 System Modeling
    8.0 Summary
    11. Testing
    1.0 Overview
    2.0 Influence of Testing Conditions on Test Results
    3.0 Mechanical Tests
    4.0 Optical Tests
    5.0 Prerecorded Characteristics Tests
    6.0 Recording Function Tests
    7.0 Standards Documentation
    8.0 Testing Issues with Next Generation Media
    12. Drive Packaging
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Form Factors
    3.0 Media Cartridges and Standards
    4.0 Baseplate Design Considerations
    5.0 Mechanisms and Packaging
    6.0 Environmental and Agency Requirements
    13. Data Reliability and Errors
    1.0 Introduction
    2.0 Overview of the Digital Optical Recording Channel
    3.0 Data Reliability Aspects of the Recording Format
    4.0 The Nature of Digital Errors
    5.0 Data Reliability Estimation
    6.0 Error Control in Future MO Storage Systems
    14. Outlook for Magneto-Optical Recording
    1.0 Trends in Information Processing Systems
    2.0 Trends in Magnetic Storage
    3.0 Trends in Magneto-Optical Drives
    4.0 Advanced Magneto-Optical Media
    5.0 Advanced Magneto-Optical Heads
    6.0 Direct Overwrite
    7.0 Magnetic Super-Resolution, Optical Super-Resolution and Near-Field Optics
    8.0 Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 967
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1995
  • Published: December 31, 1995
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517597

About the Authors

Terry W. McDaniel

Affiliations and Expertise

Quinta Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA

Randall Victora

Affiliations and Expertise

Kodak Research Laboratories, Rochester, NY, USA

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