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Faraday's Effect (2.6)

List of Equipment Equipment used in this experiment
Equipment Manuals Lock-in Amplifier
Student's 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 Results Faraday rotation varies linearly with magnetic field
Maximum rotation is observed when analyzer is oriented at 45 degree w.r.t polarizer
Further Readings and References "A simple experiment for determining Verdet constants using alternating current magnetic fields", Jain, A., Kumar, J., Li, L., and Tripathy, S. American Journal of Physics 67(8), 714-717 (1999).

“A Faraday rotation experiment for undergraduate laboratory" Loeffler, F. J. American Journal of Physics 51 (7), 661-663 (1983)
“Faraday rotation in the undergraduate advanced laboratory" Pedrotti, F. L., and Bandettini, P. American Journal of Physics 58 (6), 542-545 (1990)

“Determination of Verdet constant from combined ac and dc measurements" Turvey, K. Rev. Sci. Instruments 64 (6), 1561-1568 (1993)
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