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Flying Optical Head for Disc Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056516D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lean, EG [+details]

Abstract

An optical head which flies on an air bearing is illustrated for high speed disc applications. The device is analogous to a flying thin film head for magnetic discs with optical fibers and waveguides in place of wires and thin films.