LandauLifshitzGilbert micromagnetic models were used to analyze the head field distributions and high-frequency responses for various soft magnetic underlayer thicknesses (t-SUL) and saturation magnetization flux densities (Bs) of single-pole-type (SPT) headSUL systems. It was found that Bs of 1012 kG and t-SUL of 3045 nm would be sufficient for the examined head and perhaps for most next generation headSUL systems. Antiferromagnetic coupling in the SUL affects the head and SUL magnetization and, eventually, the head field. With regard to the head magnetization response, it was found that the magnetization under the coil responded first, while the response at the main pole tip was quite slow, even compared with the head field. The main pole tip of the head was fully saturated and the main pole yoke was almost saturated, while the SUL was not saturated in the examined headSUL system.
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