New mechanisms of optical writing/reading in magnetic media

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moskva, Moscow, Russia
Technical Physics (Impact Factor: 0.54). 05/2002; 47(6):703-707. DOI: 10.1134/1.1486192

ABSTRACT Optical detection of magnetic features of 0.1 µm or less in size, as well as their generation and motion due to laser shots,
is described. The physical effects discovered make it possible to implement the basic functions of a memory device (writing,
shift in a storage register, and reading) by purely optical means. These effects can form a basis for designing novel ultra-high-density
solid-state memories with optical access and control.

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