Abstract

In the 2× format for second-generation magneto-optical (MO) disks, there are recording tracks next to preformat pits. It has been observed that the MO signals from the tracks adjacent to the preformat pits can be affected. We present numerical modeling results on the effect of a tilted ellipsoid of substrate birefringence on the MO readout signal. Theoretical calculations show that the observed effects can be explained if a certain tilt of the ellipsoid of birefringence exists around the preformat pits.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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