Patent Number: 6,298,027

Title: Low-birefringence optical fiber for use in an optical data storage system

Abstract: An optical data storage system 100 utilizes optical fibers 102 for transfer of information to and from storage media 107. The storage media 107 comprises magneto-optical storage disks. The optical fibers 102 are low-birefringence optical fibers. As compared to the prior art, a polarization state conveyed by the optical fiber 102 is accurately reproduced with reduced noise.

Inventors: Wilde; Jeffrey P. (Los Gatos, CA), Hurst, Jr.; Jerry E (San Jose, CA), Heanue; John F. (San Jose, CA), Izraelian; Viatcheslav (North York, CA), Tselikov; Alexander (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G02B 6/42 (20060101); G11B 7/135 (20060101); G11B 11/00 (20060101); G11B 11/105 (20060101); H04B 10/135 (20060101); G11B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018