System and method for controlling focus in an optical disc drive

  • US 7,054,242 B2
  • Filed: 09/10/2001
  • Issued: 05/30/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An optical disk drive, comprising:

  • an optical pickup unit configured to illuminate an optical disk to receive a reflected signal, the optical pickup unit including optical sensors for sensing the reflected signal to provide optical signals;

    an analog-to-digital converter for converting the optical signals into digitized optical signals;

    a digital signal processor configured to calculate a focus error signal (FES) from the digitized optical signals, the digital signal processor configured with a focus servo algorithm that processes FES to adjust focus in the optical disk drive; and

    a processor configured to control the digital signal processor to acquire focus and to turn focus on and off.

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