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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11255–11261

Cryogenic temperature characteristics of Verdet constant on terbium gallium garnet ceramics

Ryo Yasuhara, Shigeki Tokita, Junji Kawanaka, Toshiyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Kan, Hideki Yagi, Hoshiteru Nozawa, Takagimi Yanagitani, Yasushi Fujimoto, Hidetsugu Yoshida, and Masahiro Nakatsuka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11255-11261 (2007)

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As the first demonstration of Faraday effect in a TGG ceramics, its Verdet constant at 1053 nm is evaluated to be 36.4 rad/Tm at room temperature which is same as that of the single crystal. In addition, the temperature dependence of Verdet constant is obtained experimentally. At liquid helium temperature, it is 87 times greater than that at room temperature.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect

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Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2007
Published: August 21, 2007

Ryo Yasuhara, Shigeki Tokita, Junji Kawanaka, Toshiyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Kan, Hideki Yagi, Hoshiteru Nozawa, Takagimi Yanagitani, Yasushi Fujimoto, Hidetsugu Yoshida, and Masahiro Nakatsuka, "Cryogenic temperature characteristics of Verdet constant on terbium gallium garnet ceramics," Opt. Express 15, 11255-11261 (2007)

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