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 polarizerSample lab report, Hassan Ahmed, Fall 2019|
|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 measurementsSci. Instruments, Turvey, K. Rev, 64(6), 1561, (1993).
- Faraday rotation in the undergraduate advanced laboratoryAmerican Journal of Physics, Pedrotti, F. L., and Bandettini, P, 58(6), 542, (1990).
- A Faraday rotation experiment for undergraduate laboratoryAmerican Journal of Physics, Loeffler, F. J, 51(7), 661, (1983).
- A simple experiment for determining Verdet constants using alternating current magnetic fieldsAmerican Journal of Physics, Jain, A., Kumar, J., Li, L., and Tripathy. S, 67(8), 714, (1999).