Reduction of mesa fly height modulation due to media asperities in magneto-optic drives Patent uri icon


  • A magneto-optical head assembly that includes two load points. The two load points are laterally disposed from and longitudinally aligned with the center of the magneto-optical transducer carried on the head assembly. When contact between the head assembly and an asperity on the disc surface causes vibration of the head assembly in the pitch axis of the head assembly, the vibration is centered closely on the magneto-optical transducer, thus minimizing read/write signal modulation.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boutaghou, Z., & Hipwell, M. C.

complete list of authors

  • Boutaghou, Z-E||Hipwell, M Cynthia

publication date

  • October 1999