• S. D. Smith
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


The basis of magneto-optical effects in solids is, of course, transitions between the magnetically quantized electronic states. For free electrons, the nature of these states is well known from Landau’s [1] solution of the Schrödinger equation in a magnetic field.


Effective Mass Cyclotron Resonance Landau Level Faraday Rotation Faraday Effect 
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  • S. D. Smith
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  1. 1.J. J. Thomson Physical LaboratoryUniversity of ReadingReadingEngland

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