[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 18, No. 1 (2011) 60-65]
© 2011 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Fabrication and Verification for the Small-Form-Factor Holographic Optical Pickup

Kuan Chou HOU1, Po Chien CHOU3, Stone CHENG3, Yue Jheng LIN1, Yi CHIU1, and Jin Chern CHIOU1,2*

1Institution of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 30010, R.O.C.
2School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan 40402, R.O.C.
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30010, R.O.C.

(Received May 20, 2010; Revised October 24, 2010; Accepted October 28, 2010)

In this investigation, a small-form-factor (SFF) pickup head with a holographic optical element (HOE) is fabricated. The system employs a finite-conjugate object lens to focus a light beam. A holographic optical element is used to simplify the optical configuration. It provides a better means of alignment of fabrication and reduces the size of system relative to reflective light route. Micro prisms are fastened with HOE and a silicon substrate, laser diode and photodiode are integrated into the optical system. The pickup head system based on discrete components and a flip chip bonder with highly accurate alignment was to integrate it. The micro holographic optical pickup head is fabricated and tested. Experimental results including the spot diameter and the focusing error signal (FES), demonstrate that the optical system is a feasible.

Key words: SFF, pickup head, Holographic optical element, HOE, virtual method

*E-mail address: chiou@mail.nctu.edu.tw