APPENDIX D. GLOSSARY

AFM
atomic force microscope
ASMO
Advanced Storage Magneto-Optical Disk Group (also called MO7)
B/b
Byte/bit (example: GB = gigabyte, Gb = gigabit)
BDO
binary diffractive lenses
CAD
central aperture detection
CD
compact disk
CD-R
compact disk recordable
CD-ROM
compact disk read only memory
CPU
computer processor unit
CW
continuous wave (laser beam)
DAT
digital audio tape
DDS
digital data storage
DLT
digital linear tape
DOW
direct overwrite
DRAM
dynamic random access memory
DVD
digital video disk
DWDD
domain wall displacement detection
DVD-RAM
DVD random access memory
DVD-ROM
DVD read only memory
DVD + RW
DVD + read write
FAD
front aperture detection
FEP
field emission probe
GMR
giant magnetoresistive (head technology)
GRIN
gradient index lenses
HDD
hard disk drive
HDTV
high definition television
HOE
holographic optical element
LC
liquid crystal
LIM
light intensity modulation
LIMDOW
light intensity modulation direct overwrite
MAMMOS
magnetic amplifying magneto optical system
Mb/s
megabit per second
MB/s
megabyte per second
MD
mini disk
MFM
magnetic field modulation
MEMS
micro-electro mechanical systems
MO
magneto-optic
MP
metal particle (tape)
MR
magnetoresistive
MSR
magnetic super resolution
NA
numerical aperture (NA = sin , where is the half-angle subtended by the focused cone of light at its apex)
NAIR
National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (Japan)
NFO
near field optics
NRRO
non-repeatable runout
NSIC
National Storage Industry Consortium (U.S.)
NSOM
near field scanning optical microscope
NTT
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Japan)
ODD
optical disk drives
OITDA
Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association (Japan)
PA
polyamid
PC
phase change
PEN
polyethylene naphthalate
PET
polyethylene terephthalate
PRML
partial response maximum likelihood
PRC
photorefractive crystals
RAD
rear aperture detection
RAID
redundant array of independent disks
RAM
random access memory
ROM
read only memory
RPR
radial direction partial response (Sony)
RW
read/write
SCIPER
single carrier independent pit edge recording (Sony)
SHG
second harmonic generation
SIL
solid immersion lens
SRC
Storage Research Consortium (Japan)
STM
scanning tunneling microscope
TEM
transmission electron microscope
VCSEL
vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes
WDM
wave division multiplexing
WORM
write once read many

Published: June 1999; WTEC Hyper-Librarian