Evanescent light enhancement in a nanometer aperture surrounded by corrugated metal thin film for a terabyte optical disk head

Kenya Goto, Takahito Ono, Yong Joo Kim

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Abstract

An ultrahigh density optical disk head which utilizes evanescent light (near-field light) had been designed to enhance the near-field optical wave for the throughput increment using the surface plasmon polariton resonance effect between the light inside the near-field optical head and nano-fabricated corrugated metal thin film. The theoretical analysis is discussed with the emphasis on the two- and three-dimensional simulation using finite difference time domain method. It is also experimentally shown that the near-field light enhancement in a waveguide of a clad covered with corrugated gold thin film was observed and that the near-field light enhancement in a waveguide without the film was not. If the corrugation pitch and the focused laser wavelength used with self-aligned microlens are designed properly, more than 20% throughput will be realized using nanometer fabricated metallic grating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1041
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Evanescent wave
  • Nano-aperture
  • Nano-fabrication
  • Near-field optics
  • Surface plasmon
  • Terabyte optical memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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