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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1015–1017

A Simple ac Photometric Method for Measuring Complex Kerr Magnetooptic Coefficients

Carl F. Buhrer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 1015-1017 (1966)

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A method is described for measuring the amplitude and phase of the complex Kerr magnetooptic coefficients. A magnetic metal surface to be measured is switched between its magnetic states at an ac rate, thereby modulating a reflected light beam. By measuring the modulation depth with a synchronous detector and one angle, the two quantities above are determined. The method requires no precision optical equipment as is needed with polarimetric techniques.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 15, 1966
Published: June 1, 1966

Carl F. Buhrer, "A Simple ac Photometric Method for Measuring Complex Kerr Magnetooptic Coefficients," Appl. Opt. 5, 1015-1017 (1966)

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