The rotation of the plane of polarization of either a plane-polarized light beam passed through a transparent isotropic medium or a plane-polarized microwave passing through a magnetic field along the lines of that field.
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.
Origin of faraday-effect
- After Michael Faraday
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition