Influence of thermal relaxation on readback signal in perpendicular magnetic recording

Mituhiro Hashimoto, Kenji Miura, Hiroaki Muraoka, Hajime Aoi, Yoshihisa Nakamura

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The influence of thermal relaxation on the readback waveforms from perpendicular magnetic recording media was experimentally investigated in time-domain measurements. The signal decay rate at the magnetization transition was smaller than that in between the transitions, reflecting the demagnetization field distribution. The time dependence of the noise in the waveform was characterized as pulsewidth, transition jitter, and pulsewidth fluctuations. While the transition width decreased with elapsed time, the jitter and pulsewidth fluctuations were stable. These time-dependant results could be interpreted by considering the demagnetizing field distribution near the transitions and in between the transitions, which govern the random magnetization domain reversals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3085-3087
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Media noise
  • Perpendicular magnetic recording
  • Thermal relaxation
  • Time-domain analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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