9 June 2017 Verdet constant dispersion of CeF3 in the visible and near-infrared spectral range
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The Verdet constant dispersion of CeF 3 crystal was measured in the spectral range from 0.45 to 1.95    μ m . To the best of our knowledge, CeF 3 crystal was investigated for the first time as a potential material candidate for near-infrared Faraday rotators (FRs). The experimental results obtained for Verdet constant dispersion were compared to other magneto-optical materials with the conclusion that CeF 3 crystal possesses up to 60% higher Verdet constant in the near-infrared spectral region 1.1 to 1.5    μ m compared to widely used terbium gallium garnet crystal. Furthermore, the presented experimental setup is capable of high precision measurement of Verdet constant dispersion in a broad spectral range, with measurement error not exceeding 5%, therefore, representing a powerful tool for FRs development.
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David Vojna, Ryo Yasuhara, Ondrej Slezák, Jirí Mužik, Antonio Lucianetti, Tomáš Mocek, "Verdet constant dispersion of CeF3 in the visible and near-infrared spectral range," Optical Engineering 56(6), 067105 (9 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.6.067105 . Submission: Received: 15 March 2017; Accepted: 23 May 2017
Received: 15 March 2017; Accepted: 23 May 2017; Published: 9 June 2017


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