18 September 1996 Optical flying-height testing of magnetic read-write heads
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Proceedings Volume 2782, Optical Inspection and Micromeasurements; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.250775
Event: Lasers, Optics, and Vision for Productivity in Manufacturing I, 1996, Besancon, France
Quality control in the production of rigid disk drives depends in part on accurate metrology of the read-write head. We review the established technologies for measuring the distance or flying height between the head and the rotating disk, and propose a new instrument based on polarization interferometry. The new instrument has excellent repeatability, high sensitivity at low flying height and in situ determination of the phase change on reflection.
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Peter J. de Groot, Leslie L. Deck, James A. Soobitsky, James F. Biegen, "Optical flying-height testing of magnetic read-write heads", Proc. SPIE 2782, Optical Inspection and Micromeasurements, (18 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.250775; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.250775


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