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Birefringence of light in magnetically ordered crystals

This review is concerned with the propagation of electromagnetic waves in magnetically ordered crystals, including the subjects of circular, linear, and elliptic birefringence. New optical phenomena in crystals are analyzed on the basis of magnetic symmetry. Microscopic mechanisms of magneto-optic effects suggested so far are reviewed. Problems in crystal optics of magnetically ordered media are considered. The main results of experimental investigations of magnetic birefringence of light in ferromagnets, ferrimagnets, and antiferromagnets are discussed.

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PACS: 78.20.F, 78.20.L
DOI: 10.1070/PU1975v018n06ABEH001964
Citation: Smolenskii G A, Pisarev R V, Sinii I G "Birefringence of light in magnetically ordered crystals" Sov. Phys. Usp. 18 410–429 (1975)
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Оригинал: Смоленский Г А, Писарев Р В, Синий И Г «Двойное лучепреломление света в магнитоупорядоченных кристаллах» УФН 116 231–270 (1975); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0116.197506b.0231

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