28 February 2017 Effect of polarizer parameters on measuring Verdet constant of magneto-optical glass
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Proceedings Volume 10256, Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering; 102565Y (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256241
Event: Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering, 2016, Xi'an, China
Abstract
The traditional measurement for Verdet constant of magneto-optic glass is to measure the Faraday rotation angle indirectly by using optical power meter, which is based on the Faraday rotation effect. There is a relatively large measurement error, because the method neglects the influence of the extinction ratio of polarizer and the axis angle. In our research, a method based on Jones matrix and simulation is studied and used to improve the measurement accuracy. The extinction ratio of polarizer and the axis angle are discussed during the measurement. The experiment system is built for measuring the Verdet constants of ZF7 glass and Ce3+/Tb3+ co-doped glass, by using the He-Ne laser light source, and different polarizers. The results show that the changes of the polarizer’s extinction ratio mainly affected the Verdet constant measurement. The lower extinction ratio, the larger measurement error. The extinction ratio more than 1:1000 for the polarizer is necessary for an accurate measurement, which has important value in terms of reference and guidance for the accurate measurement of Verdet constant of magneto optic glass.
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Yupeng Zhang, Yupeng Zhang, Baoxing Xiong, Baoxing Xiong, Xiao Yuan, Xiao Yuan, Guiju Zhang, Guiju Zhang, Kuaisheng Zou, Kuaisheng Zou, } "Effect of polarizer parameters on measuring Verdet constant of magneto-optical glass ", Proc. SPIE 10256, Second International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering, 102565Y (28 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256241; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2256241
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