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At high power, the surface heats up more and takes its magnetic charge from the north pole magnetic layer. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. The electromagnet reverses polarity for writing, and the laser is pulsed to record spots of “1” over the erased region of “0”. At the lower power, it heats up less and takes its magnetic charge from the south pole layer. The reflected light has a change in Kerr rotation and Kerr ellipticity which is measured by an analyzer and corresponds to either a logical 0 or 1. Kerr Rotation is a rotation in the plane of polarization of transmitted light, and Kerr Ellipticity is the ratio of the major to minor axis of the ellipse traced out by elliptically polarized light on the plane through which it propagates. Schouhamer Immink and J.

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The disc consists of a ferromagnetic material sealed beneath a plastic coating.

Magneto-optical Technique

For light propagating purely perpendicular to the axis of gyration, the properties are known as the Cotton-Mouton effect and used for a Circulator.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. In such a material, which is also called gyrotropic or gyromagneticleft- and right-rotating elliptical polarizations can propagate at different speeds, leading to a number of important phenomena.

Pinnacle Micro has ceased production of these products. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Using a magneto-optical disc is much more like using a diskette drive than a CD-RW drive.

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But instead of using a magnetic head in the drive to make the changes, the magnets were built into the disk itself. This can be better understood if we consider a wave of light that is circularly polarized seen to the right. Wikipedia articles needing clarification from July All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the Federal Standard C.

Changes in the orientation of polarized incident light can be quantified using these two properties. However, this is split in half over both optiical of the disk.

Magneto-optic effect – Wikipedia

During reading, a laser projects a beam on the disk and, according to the magnetic state of the surface, the reflected light varies due to the magneto-optic Kerr effect. If this wave interacts with a material at which the horizontal component green sinusoid travels at a different speed than the vertical component blue sinusoidthe two components will fall out of the 90 degree phase difference required for circular polarization changing the Kerr Ellipticity.

Optical computer storage Computer-related introductions in Popular older models of 5. They were later also offered in Canon products. Kerr Rotation is a rotation in the plane of polarization of transmitted light, and Kerr Ellipticity is the ratio of the major to minor axis of the ellipse traced out by elliptically polarized light on the plane through which it propagates.

Magneto-optic effect

This write surface can take magnetism from one of those magnetic layers when it is heated up to one temperature; but if it is heated up further, it will take its polarity from the other magnetic layer. The cases provide dust resistance, and the drives themselves have slots constructed in such a way that they always appear to be closed. opgical

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This requires special media. Magmeto current model is the T drive, which has a maximum capacity of 9. To first order, g is proportional to the applied magnetic field:.

If this susceptibility itself depends upon the electric field, one can obtain a nonlinear optical effect of magneto-optical parametric generation somewhat analogous to a Pockels effect whose strength is controlled by the applied magnetic field.

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The drives can also read and write traditional 3. Magneto-optical drives are not Floptical drives, which likewise combine ferromagnetic and optical technologies, albeit in a different manner. At high power, the surface heats up more and takes its magnetic charge from the north pole magnetic layer. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. During recording, laser power is increased to heat the material to the Curie point in a single spot.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When light is transmitted through a layer of magneto-optic material, the result is called the Faraday effect: Tascam and Onkyo continue to manufacture MiniDisc decks while Sony ceased production of hardware in Maxoptix was acquired by Techware Distribution in Magneto-optical disks in particular opticao expensive when new, and while potical reliable, the slow optival time also is a detriment.