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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1994–2000

Evolution of the polarization state in material media with uniform linear birefringence and an applied nonhomogeneous external magnetic field: application to bulk-type Faraday current sensors

César Daniel Perciante  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 1994-2000 (2008)

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In this work we find the exact solution for the evolution of the polarization state of a light wave that propagates in a material medium with uniform linear birefringence and a nonuniform external magnetic field. The obtained results could be used to improve the precision of existing Faraday current sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008

César Daniel Perciante, "Evolution of the polarization state in material media with uniform linear birefringence and an applied nonhomogeneous external magnetic field: application to bulk-type Faraday current sensors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1994-2000 (2008)

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