Lasers in Consumer Electronics: The Optical Pickup

Sam Goldwasser

The optical pickup is what recovers digital data from the encoded pits in optical storage devices such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. This article traces the past, present and possible future for this critical technology.

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Publish Date: 01 February 2011


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