Development of symmetric type slim optical pickup actuator for flexible disk system

Dong Ju Lee, Choong Kim, Myeong Gyu Song, Jung Hyun Woo, No Cheol Park, Nobuaki Onagi, Goichi Akanuma

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Recently, in information storage devices, several characteristics such as high data transfer rate, large storage capacity and small drive size are required as high-definition television (HDTV) broadcasting, mobile devices, and notebook personal computer (PC) were popularized. In optical disk drive (ODD), several actuators have been developed to satisfy these specifications. In this paper, we presented the symmetric type slim actuator with efficient tracking magnetic circuits for the flexible disk system. At first, electromagnetic (EM) circuits were designed to have big driving force for high sensitivities through design of experiments (DOE). And, in structural parts, we designed the actuator that had proper control bandwidth through several redesigns of moving parts. Consequently, the final model was fabricated and dynamic tests were experimented. And, it was checked that our actuator had a very high tracking sensitivity and could be applied to the flexible disk system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1324
Number of pages10
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number8-10
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May

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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