UVA Virtual Lab: The Inner Workings of CD/DVD Drives
               
 
© 2003-Present J.C. Bean
 
This page takes apart a CD / DVD drive to show the clever micro-optical-mechanical system that reads information by automatically focusing and tracking a semiconductor laser along tracks of data.

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