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Spin stand characterization of dielectric optical waveguides fabricated on AlTiC sliders for heat-assisted magnetic recording
Author(s): Tim Rausch; Christophe Mihalcea; Kelman Pelhos; Chubing Peng; Edward C. Gage; Keith R. Mountfield; Michael A. Seigler; William A. Challener
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Paper Abstract

Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), also known as hybrid recording, is one of the technologies proposed for extending hard disk drive areal densities beyond a Tb/in2. Due to their planar nature and compatibility with existing hard disk drive head fabrication techniques, dielectric optical waveguides have been suggested as a means for delivering light directly to the recording medium or near field optical transducer. In this paper we present spin stand experimental results from a dielectric optical slab waveguide fabricated on an AlTiC slider.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5380, Optical Data Storage 2004, (9 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.556004
Show Author Affiliations
Tim Rausch, Seagate Research (United States)
Christophe Mihalcea, Seagate Research (United States)
Kelman Pelhos, Seagate Research (United States)
Chubing Peng, Seagate Research (United States)
Edward C. Gage, Seagate Research (United States)
Keith R. Mountfield, Seagate Research (United States)
Michael A. Seigler, Seagate Research (United States)
William A. Challener, Seagate Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5380:
Optical Data Storage 2004
B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Hiromichi Kobori, Editor(s)

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