08451556 is referenced by 143 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method and system for providing energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) heads are described. The heads include sliders and lasers coupled with the sliders. The method and system include molding an enclosure layer. The enclosure layer has a laser-facing surface and a top surface opposing the laser-facing surface. The laser-facing surface has a cavity including a concave section. The method and system further includes providing a reflective layer on the cavity. A portion of the reflective layer resides on the concave section, collimates light from the laser, and provides the collimated light to the EAMR transducer. The method and system further includes aligning the concave section of the cavity with a light emitting portion of the laser. The enclosure layer is also bonded to the slider.

Title
Method and system for providing a molded capping layer for an energy assisted magnetic recording head
Application Number
12/646896
Publication Number
8451556 (B1)
Application Date
December 23, 2009
Publication Date
May 28, 2013
Inventor
Shing Lee
Fremont
CA, US
Lei Wang
Fremont
CA, US
Assignee
Western Digital
CA, US
IPC
G11B 11/00
G11B 5/127
G11B 5/02
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