Patent Number: 6,298,029

Title: Information recording and reproducing apparatus and methods of recording and reproducing information using solid immersion lens having super resolution film deposited thereon

Abstract: An information recording and reproducing apparatus includes an optical head having a super resolution film formed therein. The optical head includes a laser for producing an energy beam, a lens for focusing the energy beam and a super resolution film disposed in a position on which the energy beams is focused by the lens, whereby recording and reproducing of high-density information is attained.

Inventors: Miyauchi; Yasushi (Akishima, JP), Nakamura; Kimio (Tokorozawa, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 7/135 (20060101); G11B 7/125 (20060101); G11B 7/12 (20060101); G11B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018