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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2012
  • pp: 5073–5079

Effect of paramagnetic magnetization in Faraday isolators

Evgeniy A. Mironov, Alexander V. Voitovich, Aleksey V. Starobor, Dmitry S. Zheleznov, and Oleg V. Palashov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 21, pp. 5073-5079 (2012)

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The influence of paramagnetic magnetization of magneto-optical elements on the characteristics of Faraday isolators is studied. The theoretical estimates confirmed by the experiment indicate that this effect should be taken into consideration, particularly when designing large-aperture and cryogenic Faraday isolators.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2012
Published: July 12, 2012

Evgeniy A. Mironov, Alexander V. Voitovich, Aleksey V. Starobor, Dmitry S. Zheleznov, and Oleg V. Palashov, "Effect of paramagnetic magnetization in Faraday isolators," Appl. Opt. 51, 5073-5079 (2012)

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