Digital versatile disc/compact disc-compatible pickup head with dual-lens lever actuator for next-generation applications

Chang-Soo Han, Junghyun Lee, Soohyun Kim

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As the track density and disc rotational speed of digital versatile disc (DVD) increase rapidly, an optical pickup head with better performance is required. In this paper, the design requirements of pickup heads aiming at high speed and high recording density are discussed. A new pickup head with a dual-lens lever actuator is proposed. The prototype of the lever actuator is fabricated, and the measurement results are compared with the analysis results. The experimental results show that the new pickup head can be used for the DVD system, and satisfies the requirements of high-density and high-speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2630-2634
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number5 A
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May 1
Externally publishedYes



  • CD
  • Compatible pickup
  • DVD
  • Flexure hinge
  • Lever
  • Optical pickup actuator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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