RE containing glasses as effective magneto-optical materials for 200–400 nm range

A. Potseluykoa, I. EdelmanCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, a, A. Malakhovskiib, Y. Yeshurunc, T. Zarubinad, A. Zamkova and A. Zaitseva

a L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences-SB, Akademgorodok, 660036, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
b Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, 52900, Ramat-Gan, Israel
c Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, 52900, Ramat-Gan, Israel
d S.I. Vavilov Optical State Institute, 193117, St. Petersburg, Russia

Available online 19 June 2003.


Magneto-optical Faraday rotation (FR), optical absorption and magnetization of oxide glasses with high concentration of rare earth (RE) ions (up to 25 mol.% of R2O3, R: Pr3+, Dy3+, Eu2+) are investigated. These glasses had a good transparence and high value of Verdet constant simultaneously. They can be considered as materials of high magneto-optical quality in the wavelength range 200–400 nm.

Author Keywords: Rare-earth glasses; Faraday rotation; Magneto-optical figure of merit

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