Student Manual

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 ResultsFaraday rotation varies linearly with magnetic field
Maximum rotation is observed when analyzer is oriented at 45 degree w.r.t polarizer
Hardware ManualEquipment used in this experiment
Lock-in Amplifier
Experiment Code2.6
Version6 May 2014

Further Readings and References

Pictorial Procedure