The magneto-optical Kerr effect

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The magneto-optical Kerr effects are discussed. The Kerr effect can be analyzed with the direction of magnetization of the sample arbitrarily oriented relative to the plane of incidence of the light beam. The magneto-optical effects are best described in terms of the dielectric tensor of the medium in which the interaction between the light and the applied magnetic field takes place.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalOptics and Photonics News
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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