Magnetically controllable CuB2O4 phase retarder

Mitsuru Saito, Kenta Ishikawa, Kouji Taniguchi, Taka Hisa Arima

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The modification of linear birefringence through electro- and piezo-optical effects has been applied in optical devices. In contrast, the control of linear birefringence by a magnetic field is not practically utilized since conventional magnetic linear birefringence is a second-order small effect. We report an approach to control linear birefringence with a first-order optical magneto-electric effect. The effect can provide a new type of phase retarder, which is magnetically controllable and propagation-direction dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213021-1213023
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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