By Masud Mansuripur
This booklet covers the physics of magneto-optical recording, starting with first ideas, and dealing via to modern state of the art subject matters. the 1st half the publication teaches the speculation of diffraction utilizing an unique unified procedure. It additionally covers the optics of multilayers, polarization optics, noise in photodetection, and thermal facets. the second one half the booklet describes the fundamentals of magnetism and magnetic fabrics, magneto-static box calculations, domain names and area partitions, the mean-field concept, magnetization dynamics, the idea of coercivity, and the method of thermomagnetic recording. quite a few examples in response to real-world difficulties encountered within the engineering layout of magneto-optical media and platforms will supply the reader worthwhile insights into the technology and expertise of optical recording. large challenge units are integrated.