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Applications Of The Faraday Effect And Magnetic Circular Dichroism In Chemistry And Physics
Author(s): J. M. Thorne
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Paper Abstract

The theory and observed characteristics of magneto-optical rotation (MOR) and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) are described. They are then related to applications in optical instrumentation, and in the determination of atomic and molecular structure. Special emphasis is given to the use of lasers in improving the measurement of these magneto-optic effects. It is suggested that high-resolution laser spectroscopy will replace MCD measurements in some applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0112, Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications, (19 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955552
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J. M. Thorne, Brigham Young University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0112:
Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications
Rasheed M. A. Azzam; David Coffeen, Editor(s)

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