In physics the magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) or the surface magneto-optic Kerr effect (SMOKE) is one of the magneto-optic effects. It describes the changes to light reflected from a magnetized surface. It is used in materials science research in devices such as the Kerr microscope, to investigate the magnetization structure of materials.
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... The magneto-optic Kerr effect was discovered in 1877 by John Kerr. ...
... The magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) is the phenomenon that the light reflected from a magnetized material has a slightly rotated plane of polarization ... It is similar to the Faraday effect where the plane of polarization of the transmitted light is rotated ...
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