Thermal aspects of magneto-optical recording

M. Mansuripur, G. A.N. Connell

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We discuss the influence of thermal response on the magneto-optic readout performance of optically similar but thermally different quadrilayer media, using newly developed computational techniques for examining laser-induced heat flow in moving multilayer media. We first emphasize the importance of time scale for differentiating the write and read processes. We then show that the optimum design is a function of the medium velocity and available laser power for writing and is not normally one that provides maximum signal-to-noise ratio in the limit that laser heating during readout can be ignored. Finally, we describe a systematic approach to the selection of the best quadrilayer design for a given set of system conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4794-4798
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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