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Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 65, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1975
  • pp: 1261–1263

Magneto-optical properties of bound-state transitions, and applications

G. A. Tanton and H. C. Meyer  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 11, pp. 1261-1263 (1975)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.65.001261


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Abstract

Calculated and experimentally determined plane-of-polarization rotation curves are presented that demonstrate that magneto-optical properties of transitions between degenerate energy levels may be used to design low-loss components for laser systems over the uv to far-ir spectral region. For devices such as optical rotators and modulators, magneto-optical properties of discrete-energy-level transitions offer significant advantages over bulk properties that are used in conventional designs.

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G. A. Tanton and H. C. Meyer, "Magneto-optical properties of bound-state transitions, and applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 1261-1263 (1975)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-65-11-1261


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