Faraday effect


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Faraday effect

n.
The rotation of the plane of polarization of either a plane-polarized light beam passed through a transparent isotropic medium or a plane-polarized microwave passing through a magnetic field along the lines of that field. Also called Faraday rotation.

[After Michael Faraday.]
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We also tested all samples for the presence of any magneto-optic activity using Faraday effect and magnetic circular dichroism measurements in the spectral region between 300 and 800 nm.
The gravitational Faraday effect, first predicted in the 1950s, theorizes that when linearly polarized light travels close to a spinning black hole, the orientation of its polarization rotates according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.
External EM fields affect light transmission in the optical fiber through electro-optic Kerr effect and Faraday effect. It manifests itself as a rotation of the light polarization plane in the fiber due to the previously mentioned effects.
[1] Faraday rotator: An optical isolator consists of a magnetic garnet crystal having a Faraday effect, a permanent magnet for applying a designated magnetic field, and polarizing elements that permit only forward light to pass while blocking backward light.
Simply shake it to provide all the light you need, as it transforms the movement into electrical energy by means of a magnet - the "Faraday effect".
When this area of different permeability passes through a pickup coil within the field of a bias magnet, a voltage pulse is produced (the Faraday Effect) (2).
2nd place, Danielle Bojanski, Omaha South High School, "An Extension of the Faraday Effect: The Rotation of the Place of Polarization Using Non-Parallel Magnetic Fields" -- $200 US Savings Bond.
It is the resonance equivalent of the empirically observable inverse Faraday effect and therefore there is indirect empirical evidence for its existence.