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
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)