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Convergence of magnetics and plasmonics through semiconductors

Objective

A remarbable convergence between the magnetic hard-drive industry and photonics technology is about to take place through the use of lasers to switch magnetisation at the nanoscale using plasmonics powered by a semiconductor laser. This heat assisted magnetic recording will enable storage densities of 1 terabit per square inch. The laser needs to be integrated with the read-write head and needs to operate under severe temperature conditions. The implementation of lasers in manufactured products requires the attainment of new knowledge by the magnetics industry along with the response of the academic industry to the new performance challenges. These goals can only be reached through a strong collaborative programme between industry and academia. The scientific programme is to study the properties of III-V materials to allow higher temperature operation and to study the reliability of lasers when formed by etching. The knowledge will be transferred through the cross-border secondment of staff and researchers between Seagate and the Tyndall National Institute.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 446 250
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (1)

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY IRELAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 488
Address
Disc Drive - Springtown Industrial 1
BT48 0BF Londonderry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David A Mchugh (Mr.)