Faraday Optical Rotation Documents
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In this experiment students measure the effects of a magnetic field on the polarization of light (laser beam) propagating through, or reflected from, a solid transparent medium. The effect can be explained in terms of a simple model that relates the "optical activity" of the medium to the applied magnetic field. Students learn about
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A spreadsheet to aid students with calculations in the Faraday Optical Rotation experiment.
Published July 17, 2009
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