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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9906–9914

Optical property study of FePt-C nanocomposite thin film for heat-assisted magnetic recording

Z. H. Cen, B. X. Xu, J. F. Hu, J. M. Li, K. M. Cher, Y. T. Toh, K. D. Ye, and J. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9906-9914 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.009906


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Abstract

Optical properties of the FePt-C nanocomposite thin film that was synthesized by sputtering with MgO/NiTa underlayer on glass substrate have been determined by an approach combining spectroscopic ellipsometry and transmission over the wavelength range of 380 – 1700 nm. It was observed that the refractive index is larger than the extinction coefficient, indicating that free electron absorption is not the dominant optical transition in the FePt-C thin film. Compared with FePt thin film, the FePt-C thin film has smaller optical constants, which lead to better optical performance including smaller optical spot on recording media and higher transducer efficiency for heat assisted magnetic recording.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(240.2130) Optics at surfaces : Ellipsometry and polarimetry

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013

Citation
Z. H. Cen, B. X. Xu, J. F. Hu, J. M. Li, K. M. Cher, Y. T. Toh, K. D. Ye, and J. Zhang, "Optical property study of FePt-C nanocomposite thin film for heat-assisted magnetic recording," Opt. Express 21, 9906-9914 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-9906


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