Patent Number: 6,167,004

Title: Error signal detecting apparatus of optical pickup adopting hologram grating

Abstract: An error signal detecting apparatus for an optical pickup employing a hologram grating, including a sensing lens for focusing light reflected from a recording medium, a hologram grating having first through fourth pattern regions arranged clockwise in a 2.times.2 matrix arrangement, for diffracting light incident from the sensing lens in different directions, wherein the first through fourth pattern regions a, b, c and d are formed such that a first focus of the +1st-order diffracted beams diffracted by the first and third pattern regions is relatively farther from the sensing lens than a second focus of the +1st-order diffracted beams diffracted by the second and fourth pattern regions, a photodetector disposed between the first and second focuses and having first through fourth light receiving units, for receiving the beams diffracted by the first through fourth pattern regions and independently photoelectrically converting the same, and a signal operation unit for detecting a focus error signal and/or a track error signal from detection signals of the light receiving parts. The error signal detecting apparatus can suppress generation of an offset of a focus error signal due to a change in the wavelength of a light source and an offsets of the focus error signal and track offset signal due to deviations of the photodetector.

Inventors: Lee; Yong-jae (Suwon, KR), Kim; Tae-Kyung (Suwon, KR), Seong; Pyong-yong (Seoul, KR), Yoo; Jang-hoon (Seoul, KR), Ryoo; Byung-ryul (Suwon, KR), Son; Yong-ki (Suwon, KR), Kim; Seok-jung (Suwon, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 7/13 (20060101); G11B 7/09 (20060101); G11B 7/135 (20060101); G11B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017