This experiment extends the concept of optical activity of chiral solution to magnetically induced birefringence through the historically important Faraday Effect, which reveals the rich interplay between optics and magnetism.
|Sample Results||Faraday rotation varies linearly with magnetic fieldMaximum rotation is observed when analyzer is oriented at 45 degree w.r.t polarizer|
|Hardware Manual||Equipment used in this experimentLock-in Amplifier|
|Version||6 May 2014|
Further Readings and References
- Determination of Verdet constant from combined ac and dc measurements Sci. Instruments , Turvey, K. Rev , 64(6) 1561 , (1993).
- Faraday rotation in the undergraduate advanced laboratory American Journal of Physics , Pedrotti, F. L., and Bandettini, P , 58(6) 542 , (1990).
- A Faraday rotation experiment for undergraduate laboratory American Journal of Physics , Loeffler, F. J , 51(7) 661 , (1983).
- A simple experiment for determining Verdet constants using alternating current magnetic fields American Journal of Physics , Jain, A., Kumar, J., Li, L., and Tripathy. S , 67(8) 714 , (1999).