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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1308–1311

Measuring the wavelength dependence of magnetooptical Kerr (or Faraday) rotation and ellipticity: a technique

Masud Mansuripur, Fenglei Zhou, and J. Kevin Erwin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 1308-1311 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.001308


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Abstract

A technique is proposed that allows accurate determination of the magnetooptic rotation and ellipticity requires only a few standard optical elements and is expected to be effective over a angles. This method relatively wide range of wavelengths.

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Original Manuscript: July 17, 1989
Published: March 20, 1990

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Masud Mansuripur, Fenglei Zhou, and J. Kevin Erwin, "Measuring the wavelength dependence of magnetooptical Kerr (or Faraday) rotation and ellipticity: a technique," Appl. Opt. 29, 1308-1311 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-9-1308


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