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Some aspects of linear and circular magnetic birefringences utilized for studying the phase transitions of transparent magnetic crystals
Author(s): Katsunoti Iio; Tetsuya Kato; Nobuo Nakajima
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Paper Abstract

Refractometry, linear and circular birefringence measurements, applied to transparent antiferromagnetic substances, is reviewed from a viewpoint of magnetic phase transition. A symmetry breaking birefringence observed in the ordered spin phases of a triangular lattice antiferromagnet RbFeBr3 is discussed with respect to the spin ordering of this system. Results of verdet constant measurement are shown on a couple of typical uniaxial antiferromagnets having the CdCl2 structure.

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Date Published: 16 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246234
Show Author Affiliations
Katsunoti Iio, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tetsuya Kato, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Nobuo Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2873:
International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Hideshi Yokota, Editor(s)

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