Baseline Shift in Readback Waves of MR Head for Single-Layer Perpendicular Recording Media

Takahiro KUROSAWA  Naoki HONDA  Kazuhiro OUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E83-C   No.9   pp.1517-1521
Publication Date: 2000/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Selected Papers from the 4th Asian Symposium for Information Storage Technology)
perpendicular magnetic recording,  MR head,  baseline shift,  off-track dependence,  impulse response,  

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The origins of baseline shift were discussed considering the measured off-track properties using a wide write head with track widths of 97 µm and a narrow read head with track widths of 2.7 µm. The baseline shift increased when the read head was moved close to the track edge. Beyond the track edge, baseline shift decreased to negative values. The impulse response curve of the MR head to the perpendicular magnetization was estimated from the readback waves of the MIG head and the MR head. The response curve depended on the recorded track width. When the recorded track was narrow, the undershoot of the response curve was smaller than that of the head field based on the 2D double-gap ring head model with infinite track width. This small undershoot induces sensitivity of the DC-component of the recorded magnetization and causes the baseline shift. To calculate the readback waves of the MR head for single-layer perpendicular recording media with narrow-track recording, the effect from stray field at the recorded track edge must be included in the impulse response curve of read head.