6H30.80 - Faraday Rotation
Our procedure is to shine the desired laser through the sample without the magnetic field being applied, set the analyzer to zero degrees, and rotate the polarizer until minimum light transmission or extinction is achieved on the screen. The magnetic field is then applied by moving the ring magnets over the sample at which point a bright spot of light will appear on the screen. Rotating the analyzer until that bright spot is again at a minimum or extinguished will give you the rotation angle for that wavelength.
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