Abstract

A solid immersion lens combined with a conical dielectric tip exhibits good resolution and efficiency in reading and recording data marks on optical storage media. We demonstrate a combination aperture that produces 200nm full-width 1/e2 spot size and achieves 50% optical efficiency in an edge-scan experiment. A comparison of recording with the combination aperture, with an unmodified solid immersion lens, and with a far-field system is made.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Pupil-plane filtering for improved signal detection in an optical data-storage system incorporating a solid immersion lens

Tom D. Milster, Kei Shimura, Joshua S. Jo, and Kusato Hirota
Opt. Lett. 24(9) 605-607 (1999)

High-density optical recording using a solid immersion lens

Isao Ichimura, Shinichi Hayashi, and G. S. Kino
Appl. Opt. 36(19) 4339-4348 (1997)

Pulse–read on erasable thermal phase-change superresolution disks

Jia-Reuy Liu, Pei-Yih Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, and Han-Ping D. Shieh
Appl. Opt. 37(35) 8187-8194 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription