Kerr effect

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Kerr effect

n
1. (General Physics) Also called: electro-optical effect the production of double refraction in certain transparent substances by the application of a strong electric field
2. (General Physics) Also called: magneto-optical effect a slight elliptical polarization of plane polarized light when reflected from one of the poles of a strong magnet
[C19: named after John Kerr (1824–1907), Scottish physicist]
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Further, cobalt ferrite thin films are essential for the future generations because of its advancement in magneto optic recording media which is responsible for huge magneto-optical effect when compared with rare earth transition metal amorphous thin films [5].
It should be emphasized that magneto-optical effect usually involves changing the permittivity tensor of the medium, in sharp contrast to conventional scalar materials.
Compared to the state-of-the-art deposition approach, the bonding technique is advantageous because a single-crystalline magneto-optical garnet having a large magneto-optical effect can be used.
It is worthwhile to mention that control of the Kerr rotation, as a magneto-optical effect, is achievable via the adjustment of plasmon properties in the mentioned ferromagnetic nanoparticles.
Moskvin, "Bismuth-induced increase of the magneto-optical effects in iron garnets: a theoretical analysis," Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol.