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Faraday effect

the rotation of the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light as the light passes through certain isotropic media in the direction of a strong magnetic field in which the medium is placed.
Also called magnetic rotation.
Origin of Faraday effect
1885-90; named after M. Faraday Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Faraday effect  
The rotation of the plane of polarization of polarized light when subject to a magnetic field parallel to the direction in which the light is propagating. Also called Faraday rotation.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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