Measurement of the Verdet Constant for a Previously Uncharacterized Fused Quartz Glass

Krishnamurthy, Samyukta (2017) Measurement of the Verdet Constant for a Previously Uncharacterized Fused Quartz Glass. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Robert Kroeger from Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The objective of this experiment is to measure and analyze the Verdet constant for Corning 7980, a fused quartz glass with no previously published Verdet constant data. This quartz glass is being used at the Belle II experiment at Tsukuba, Japan. The Verdet constant is measured using the Faraday effect – a magneto-optical phenomenon that describes the rotation of the plane of polarization of light within a medium in the presence of an external magnetic field. This experiment quantifies the rotation of the plane of polarization with respect to the wavelength and the magnetic field. Data collected through this experiment depicts a linear relation between the angle of rotation and the magnetic field. A linear relationship is also established between the Verdet constant and

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Krishnamurthy, Samyukta
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Physics
Thesis Advisor: Robert Kroeger
Thesis Advisor's Department: Physics and Astronomy
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Samyukta Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 15:32
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 15:32
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/906

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