Design of hybrid type's optical pickup actuator for system stability in high density reading and recording

Dong Ju Lee, Jung Hyun Woo, No Cheol Park, Jeong Hoon Yoo, Young Pil Park, Nobuaki Onagi, Goichi Akanuma

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Recently, there has been a trend to have large capacity and high data transfer rate in optical disk drive. Pickup actuator also should have high performance for satisfying this trend. Since moving magnet type actuator has more simple and robust structure than moving coil type one, we designed moving magnet type to accomplish high flexible mode frequency. However, the driving sensitivity of moving magnet type actuator was low because of its characteristics as following. At first, moving parts including magnets are heavy and electromagnetic (EM) circuits are not closed-loop owing to yoke composed of paramagnetic materials. Therefore, in order to increase the driving sensitivity without the degradation of the other dynamic characteristics, EM circuits were redesigned by adding solenoid coils on existing mechanism. As a result, the hybrid type actuator composed of moving magnet type and moving coil type was suggested to obtain high sensitivities and high flexible mode frequency. Design variables of EM circuits and structure parts were decided through parametric study and design of experiments procedure. Optimization algorithm using variable metric method was used to improve performance. Based on these results, the final model was presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1729-1735
Number of pages7
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) under the Grant R01-2006-000-10074-0.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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