Split-pole write head for thermally assisted magnetic recording

Simon Greaves, Yoshihiro Jinbo, Yasushi Kanai, Hiroaki Muraoka

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A split-pole write head design for thermally assisted recording is presented. The split-pole design allows the heat source to be located anywhere along the down-track axis. The recording performance of the head is evaluated using micromagnetic simulations and compared to a conventional design. The effect of Curie temperature distributions in the recording medium is investigated and found to be particularly detrimental to recording performance under some circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6027637
Pages (from-to)2375-2378
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct


  • Heat-assisted magnetic recording
  • simulation
  • write head

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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