Thin film perpendicular playback yoke-GMR heads capable of reading at a density of 100 Gbit/in2 have been designed using 3D boundary element reciprocity modeling. Two basic head types are considered, a single pole and a ring-type geometry. The influence on the playback voltage and D50 of the throat height, fly height, and permeability are studied. Isolated pulse response, roll-off curves, and off-track profiles are calculated. Media with and without a soft underlayer are also considered. The simulations show that of the designs studied the ring head in combination with the media without a soft underlayer has playback properties suitable for this density.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering