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Magneto-optic characterization of iron garnet crystals using photoelastic modulation



M. N. Deeter, Paul A. Williams


Depolarization phenomena in demagnetized bulk iron garnet crystals are investigated with the aid of a photoelastic modulator. An experimental configuration which simultaneously measures Faraday rotation and depolarization as a function of applied magnetic field is described. The technique is demonstrated with samples of SF-57 glass, which exhibits no measurable depolarization, and bulk yttrium iron garnet, which shows pronounced depolarization in the demagnetized state.
Proceedings Title
Dig., Inter. Magn. Conf.,
Conference Dates
April 13-16, 1993
Conference Location
Stockholm, US


Deeter, M. and Williams, P. (1993), Magneto-optic characterization of iron garnet crystals using photoelastic modulation, Dig., Inter. Magn. Conf.,, Stockholm, US, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created March 31, 1993, Updated October 12, 2021