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New magneto-optical effects in anisotropic crystals and methods for their experimental study
Author(s): Mikhail A. Novikov; A. A. Khyshov; V. V. Ivanov; Dmitry V. Shabanov
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Paper Abstract

The new theoretical and experimental studies of magnetochiral optical effects in anisotropic crystals in external magnetic fields and of related magneto-optical effects are reviewed. Magnetochiral effects arise when temporal and parity symmetries are simultaneously violated. The most interesting of magnetochiral effects is magneto- optical nonreciprocal linear birefringence, which is the difference of refractive indices for counterrunning eigenwaves proportional to external magnetic field. New highly sensitive methods for experimental study of nonreciprocal linear birefringence independent of optical losses in sample crystals. To measure the anisotropy of nonreceiprocal linear birefringence the two-pass optical scheme, in which the sample crystal is placed between two quarterwave plates is developed. With this scheme, the anistropy of nonreciprocal linear birefringence in LiIO3 is measured at Ar-Kr laser lines. Also, the new accurate method for measurement of Faraday effect in anisotropic crystals in proposed, which is based on spatial segregation of eigenwaves in wedge-shaped samples. In this method, parasitic effects of natural linear anisotropy do not affect the measurements.

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Date Published: 28 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3733, ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies, (28 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.340076
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Mikhail A. Novikov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russia)
A. A. Khyshov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russia)
V. V. Ivanov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures (Russia)
Dmitry V. Shabanov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3733:
ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies
Sergei S. Chesnokov; Valerii P. Kandidov; Nikolai I. Koroteev, Editor(s)

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