Laser field induced birefringence and enhancement of magneto-optical rotation1An article in honor of Prof. M.O. Scully who led us into many areas of quantum optics and laser physics.1 Academic Article uri icon


  • An initially isotropic medium, when subjected to either a magnetic field or a coherent field, can induce anisotropy in the medium and can cause the polarization of a probe field to rotate. Therefore the rotation of the probe polarization, due to the magnetic field alone, can be controlled efficiently with the use of a coherent control field. We demonstrate this enhancement of the magneto-optical rotation (MOR) of linearly polarized light, by doing detailed calculations on a system with the relevant transitions j = 0 j = 1 j = 0.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Patnaik, A. K., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 41

complete list of authors

  • Patnaik, Anil K||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • May 2000