Magneto-optic and electro-optic effects

1845-1913 Magneto-optic and electro-optic effects

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Michael Faraday, John Kerr, Aimé Cotton, Woldemar Voigt, Pieter Zeeman, Henri Mouton, Johannes Stark, Antonino Lo Surdo electromagnetism

Magneto-optic and electro-optic effects

Faraday effect

Electro-optic Kerr effect

Magneto-optic Kerr effect

Cotton effect

Voigt effect

Zeeman effect

Cotton-Mouton effect

Stark-Lo Surdo effect


Limited senses

Faraday proposed in 1847 that light was a high-frequency electromagnetic vibration.

Just a word about polarization of light. Light is a wave, but the waving has two arms perpendicular to each other and perpendicular to the direction of propagation. A polarized light eliminates one of these arms, so that the light waves in only one direction.

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