Enhancement of the Faraday rotation

Satoshi Tomita, Hiroaki Adachi, Minoru Fujii, Shinji Hayashi

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The enhancement of the Faraday rotation is achieved by the following methods. 1) The Faraday rotation is enhanced approximately twofold by fabricating thin films containing fine iron particles, compared with continuous iron films. 2) After fabricating periodical groove structures on transparent substrates, thin films containing fine iron particles are deposited on the substrates using the evaporation method in gases. A large Faraday rotation about 60 times larger than that of continuous iron films with the same thickness is obtained. In the second case, a light intensity dependence is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6365-6369
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Enhancement
  • Evaporation method in gases
  • Faraday rotation
  • Iron continuous films
  • Iron fine particles
  • Magneto-optical effect
  • Periodical structures
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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