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Faraday effect

  1. the rotation of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light as the light passes through certain isotropic media in the direction of a strong magnetic field in which the medium is placed.
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Origin of Faraday effect

First recorded in 1885–90; named after M. Faraday
Also called magnetic rotation.
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Faraday effect

  1. The rotation of the plane of polarization of polarized light when subject to a magnetic field parallel to the direction in which the light is propagating. Also called Faraday rotation
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