- A phenomenon, such as the Faraday effect, in which an electromagnetic wave interacts with a magnetic field.
- For plane-polarized light reflected from a highly-polished pole of a strong magnet, the rotation of the plane of polarization. The rotation is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field. Also called magneto-optical Kerr effect, Kerr magneto-optical effect, or Kerr effect (2).
- synonym magneto-optical effect
- synonym magneto-optical Kerr effect
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