Verdet constant


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Verdet constant

[‚vər′dā ‚kän·stənt]
(optics)
A constant of proportionality in the equation of the Faraday effect; it is equal to the angle of rotation of plane-polarized light in a magnetized substance divided by the product of the length of the light path in the substance and the strength of the magnetic field.
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Another key innovation is glass fiber material itself, a heavily terbium-doped silicate fiber that exhibits a strong magneto-optic: Its Verdet constant is greater than 300 times higher than conventional silica glass.