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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 6040–6045

Faraday effect in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 crystals

Oleh Krupych, Dmytro Adamenko, Oksana Mys, Aleksandr Grabar, and Rostyslav Vlokh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 32, pp. 6040-6045 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006040


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Abstract

We have revealed a large Faraday rotation in tin thiohypodiphosphate ( Sn 2 P 2 S 6 ) crystals, which makes this material promising for magneto-optics. The effective Faraday tensor component and the Verdet constant for the direction of the optic axis have been determined by measuring the pure Faraday rotation in Sn 2 P 2 S 6 crystals with both the single-ray and small-angular polarimetric methods at the normal conditions and a wavelength of 632.8 nm . The effective Verdet constant is found to be equal to 115 rad / T × m .

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OCIS Codes
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2008
Published: November 5, 2008

Citation
Oleh Krupych, Dmytro Adamenko, Oksana Mys, Aleksandr Grabar, and Rostyslav Vlokh, "Faraday effect in Sn2P2S6 crystals," Appl. Opt. 47, 6040-6045 (2008)
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