Faraday Rotator Glass/Magneto Optic Glass
Type MR3-2 glass with higher Verdet constant -0.33 min/Oe-cm at 632.8nm or -96rad/T*m at 632.8 nm is characterized by a high Verdet constant and a lower nonlinear refractive index n2 to avoid self-focusing in high power laser system.
Since glass material in high power laser system is damaged as a consequence of self-focusing, low non-linear refractive index as well as high Verdet constant are important factors for Faraday Rotator/Magnetic Optical Glass. Our world-leading Faraday Rotator Glass with very high Verdet factor, we supply MR3-2 and MR4 with the shape or size of your choice for very large plates/disks/rods from diameter 1.00 mm to 300 mm are available.
Application: The MR3-2 and MR4 glasses mainly used in faraday rotating components, fabricating optics-isolators, faraday rotators, circulators, magneto-optical modulators, optical switches, interleavers, laser gyroscopes, goniometric devices magneto-optic storage and optical information process system, current measuring transducers for magnetic field measuring and high-voltage transmission line, new generation current sensors, wave guides, iatrology, spaceflight control, satellite survey and other functional devices.
Advantages: The MR3-2 and MR4 glasses are made with more advanced technologies, so are performance stabilization, sensitive and inherently immune to interfere. In comparison with artificial crystal, it is inexpensive and easy to get big size block, it has been made into different types of optical fibers, so it’s widely used in many fields.
Owning sole intellectual property and Know-How of type MR3-2,MR4 and MR1 Faraday Rotator Glass on component, melting, casting, fine-annealing, the glasses are provided with very higher Verdet constant, damage threshold, transparency properties, excellent homogeneity, extinction ratio and wide wavelength range with lower nonlinear refractive index than other glasses alike on the market.
Faraday Rotator Glasses are widely used especially in high-power faraday rotator and optical isolator with large aperture, circulators, switches, polarimeters, magneto-optic sensors, high-power laser systems and other wanted Faraday Effect, etc. Obviously the most important elements in a faraday rotator and optical isolator are the faraday rotator rods which made of Faraday Rotator Glass /Magneto Optical Glass.
The characteristics that one looks for in a Faraday Rotator Optics, include a high Verdet constant, low absorption coefficient, low non-linear refractive index and high damage threshold. Also, to prevent self-focusing and other thermal related effects, the optics should be as short as possible. The two most commonly used materials for the wavelength 400-1600 nm range are terbium doped borosillicate glass (Tb glass) and terbium gallium garnet crystal (TGG), but TGG crystal can’t grow large size and too expensive. In general, most of Faraday Rotator Elements are produced by type MR3-2 glass considering the cost.