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Effect of polarizer parameters on measuring Verdet constant of magneto-optical glass
Author(s): Yupeng Zhang; Baoxing Xiong; Xiao Yuan; Guiju Zhang; Kuaisheng Zou
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Paper Abstract

The traditional measurement for Verdet constant of magneto-optic glass is to measure the Faraday rotation angle indirectly by using optical power meter, which is based on the Faraday rotation effect. There is a relatively large measurement error, because the method neglects the influence of the extinction ratio of polarizer and the axis angle. In our research, a method based on Jones matrix and simulation is studied and used to improve the measurement accuracy. The extinction ratio of polarizer and the axis angle are discussed during the measurement. The experiment system is built for measuring the Verdet constants of ZF7 glass and Ce3+/Tb3+ co-doped glass, by using the He-Ne laser light source, and different polarizers. The results show that the changes of the polarizer’s extinction ratio mainly affected the Verdet constant measurement. The lower extinction ratio, the larger measurement error. The extinction ratio more than 1:1000 for the polarizer is necessary for an accurate measurement, which has important value in terms of reference and guidance for the accurate measurement of Verdet constant of magneto optic glass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10256, Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering, 102565Y (28 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256241
Show Author Affiliations
Yupeng Zhang, Soochow Univ. (China)
Baoxing Xiong, Soochow Univ. (China)
Xiao Yuan, Soochow Univ. (China)
Guiju Zhang, Soochow Univ. (China)
Kuaisheng Zou, Soochow Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10256:
Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
Chunmin Zhang; Anand Asundi, Editor(s)

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