Heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) is one of prospective high density recording technologies in current hard disk industry. It requires heating a spot on the recording media with the laser beam to overcome the superpara-magnetic limit. The heat produced by laser beam causes the temperature field on the hard disk surface to be highly non-uniform, which may lead to unexpectedly severe lubricant loss, or even the failure of the whole HAMR system. In the meantime, the heat loss caused by the optical delivery system may cause unwanted thermal protrusion on the slider body, which may affect slider’s flying stability in the end.

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