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Magneto-optics: applied complexity (Critical Review Lecture)
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Paper Abstract

A brief review is developed of the manner in which forced gyrotropic effects can be exploited through the application of a magnetic field to special classes of materials. Magnetooptics brings controlled complexity into important two- and threedimensional phenomena. These are addressed through the introduction of dissipative-external energy input effects and optical singularities. The latter create edge and screw dislocations with latter being identified with optical vortices. The way in which magnetization distributions control vortex dynamics is discussed.

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Date Published: 9 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5218, Complex Mediums IV: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, (9 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507319
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Allan D. Boardman, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
Larry N. Velasco, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5218:
Complex Mediums IV: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
Martin W. McCall; Graeme Dewar, Editor(s)

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