2012 Volume 9 Issue 21 Pages 1683-1694
The TuMR reader was designed with high sensitivity for high areal density magnetic recording in the hard disk drive. The assembly process requires the use of solder jet welding on small connectors in the head circuit. The solder bridging problem is the cause of the major mechanical yield loss. This work considers how to resolve the bridging problem without degrading the TuMR sensor by examining the use of Nd:YAG laser reheating. The use of double laser pulses yields better results than the use of single pulses. The critical parameters of the TuMR sensor are monitored with the Quasi tester.