Magneto-optic recording materials with direct overwrite capability

Shieh, Han-Ping D.; Kryder, Mark H.
August 1986
Applied Physics Letters;8/25/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p473
Academic Journal
The possibility of achieving direct overwrite capability in magneto-optic thin films is demonstrated. By using films having a compensation temperature tens of degrees higher than the ambient temperature, the demagnetizing field can effectively be used as a bias field for thermomagnetic writing in which writing and erasing of domains are accomplished in the absence of a magnetic field. A read-before-write scheme is proposed to facilitate the write/erase laser trigger signal to perform overwriting in real time.


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