In 1980, magneto-optical (MO) disk memory was developed, which was a longstanding dream for researchers of magnetic thin film memory. Since that time, R & D activities to commercialize MO disk memory became active. Many companies also aimed at commercialization of magneto-optical disks and promoted the international standardization. As a result, 5.25 inch MO disk system was commercialized in 1989 and 3.5 inch MO disk system in 1991.
Based on these backgrounds, in order to activate a wide range of research and development from fundamentals to applications of MO technology, the first MO symposium was held at Nihon University Hall in Tokyo in 1991.
That is the Magneto-Optical Recording International Symposium (MORIS).
The first 15 years
From the first MORIS (1991) to the ninth MORIS (2004), the advances in MO disk technology were remarkable, and the areal recording density improved about two orders of magnitude.
During this period, there appeared many practical R & D themes related to MO disks. Those are enhancement of magneto-optical Kerr effect, direct overwrite technologies, magnetic super-resolution readout method, magnetic domain expansion readout method, near-field recording, etc. Also, fundamental research topics, such as magneto-optical effects, magnetism, domain wall dynamics, spin dynamics, nano-observations, and so on were discussed.
Since the ninth MORIS (2004), the presentations on magneto-optical recording technology had decreased gradually, and a new research field, hybrid recording (or heat assisted magnetic recording) to enhance the areal density of hard disk drive, had grown.
In order to create new applications by using accumulated knowledge of the MO technology, the 10th MORIS (2006) and the 11th MORIS (2007) were held as Workshop on Thermal and Optical Magnetic Materials and Devices. The two MORIS became meaningful symposia as a turning point of MORIS that lasted 15 years.
From the 12th MORIS (2009), we modified the title of the conference as "Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium" (MORIS) to discuss growing fields related to magnetic storage and memory.
Current MORIS is the forum for discussing fundamental and applied researches in the area of magnetic, thermo-magnetic, and magneto-optical phenomena, incorporating related research topics such as magnonics, spin-photonics, optics and photonics, spin-electronics, nano-fabrication, and novel magneto-optical materials/structures.
A lot of papers on new devices, materials, and analytical techniques for advanced information storage, processing, and display have also been submitted.
Summary of the past MORIS symposium
Papers in digest
|1st||1991||Apr.16-18||Nihon University Hall, Tokyo, Japan||S. Uchiyama||N. Imamura||121||409/15|
|2nd||1992||Dec.7-9||Hotel Park Tucson, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.,||T. Chen||T. Suzuki||98||158/13|
|3rd||1994||Sep.27-29||Surugadai Memorial Hall Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan||N. Imamura||A. Itoh||127||245/14|
|4th||1996||Apr.29-May 2||Leeuwenhorst Conference Centre, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands||R. Krishnan / N. Imamura||J. C. Lodder / A. Itoh||148||150/17|
|5th||1997||Oct. 27-31||Joint MORIS/ISOM, Yamagata big wing, Yamagata, Japan||T. Suzuki||N. Ota||130||370/14|
|6th||1999||Jan. 10-13||Doubletree Hotel Monterey, CA, U.S.A.||G. Sincerbox / A. Itoh||M. Chen / F. Tanaka||77||150/14|
|7th||2000||Oct. 30-Nov.2||Joint MORIS/APDSC, Nagoya Congress Center, Aichi, Japan||N. Ota||S. Tsunashima / T. Suzuki||107||175/12|
|8th||2002||May 5-8||Ker-Moor Hotel, Benodet, Brittany, France||H. Le Gall / T. Suzuki||N. Keller / K. Sato||104||130/17|
|9th||2004||May 16-19||Yokohama symposia, Kanagawa, Japan||A. Itoh||M. Kaneko||95||152/14|
|10th||2006||Jun. 6-8||Tomiura Royal Hotel, Chiba, Japan||M. Kaneko||K. Nakagawa||56||114/11|
|11th||2007||May 14-16||Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.||T. E. Schlesinger||J. A. Bain||67||96/11|
|12th||2009||Jun. 15-18||Awaji Yumebutai Intl., Conference Center, Hyogo, Japan||K. Nakagawa||H. Awano||74||107/10|
|13th||2011||Jun. 21-24||Concertgebouw De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands||T. Rasing||A. Kirilyuk||142||123/18|
|14th||2013||Dec. 2-5||Omiya Sonic City, Saitama, Japan||H. Awano||A. Kikitsu||91||130/13|
|15th||2015||Nov. 29-Dec. 2||TUT-USM Collaboration Centre in Penang, Penang, Malaysia||M. Inoue||T. Ishibashi||70||88/16|
|16th||2018||Jan. 7-10||Queens College of CUNY, New York, NY, U.S.A||A. Lisyansky / M. Inoue||T. Ishibashi||77||88/11|
|17th||2019||Jun. 23-26||Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic||P. Nemec / T. Rasing / M. Inoue||T. Kato|
2. MORIS Technical Programs
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3. Publication (Proceedings)
- 1st MORIS1991: JMSJ, Vol. 15, No. S1 (1991)
- 2nd MORIS1992: JMSJ, Vol. 17, No. S1 (1993)
- 3rd MORIS1994: JMSJ, Vol. 19, No. S1 (1995)
- 4th MORIS1996: JMSJ, Vol. 20, No. S1 (1996)
- 5th MORIS1997: JMSJ, Vol. 22, No. S2 (1998)
- 6th MORIS1999: JMSJ, Vol. 23, No. S1 (1999)
- 7th MORIS2000: JMSJ, Vol. 25, No. 3-2 (2001)
- 8th MORIS2002: TMSJ, Vol. 2, No. 4 (2002)
- 9th MORIS2004: TMSJ, Vol. 4, No. 4-2 (2004)
- 10th MORIS2006: JMSJ, Vol. 30, No. 6-2 (2006)
- 11th MORIS2007: JMSJ, Vol. 32, No. 2-2 (2008)
- 12th MORIS2009: JMSJ, Vol.33, No. 6-2 (2009)
- 13th MORIS2011: JMSJ, Vol.36, No. 1-2 (2012)
- 14th MORIS2013: JMSJ, Vol.38, No. 3-2 (2014)
- 15th MORIS2015: JJAP, Vol.55, No. 7S3 (2016)
- 16th MORIS2018: JJAP, Vol.57, No. 9 (2018)
JMSJ: Journal of the Magnetics Society of Japan
TMSJ: Transactions of the Magnetics Society of Japan
JJAP: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
4. Photos of past MORIS