Kerr-effect meaning

A change in rotation of light reflected off a magnetic field. The polarity of a magneto-optic bit causes the laser to shift one degree clockwise or counterclockwise.
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(physics) Birefringence of a material induced by an electric field due to partial orientation of its molecules.
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Origin of kerr-effect

  • From Rev. John Kerr Scottish physicist.

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