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B Electrical version of Faraday effect?

  1. Jun 30, 2018 #1
    The Faraday effect is a magneto-optical phenomenon caused by the interaction between light and a magnetic field.

    Is there a corresponding electrical-optical phenomenon, caused by the interaction between light and an electric field?
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  3. Jun 30, 2018 #2


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    Yes, look up the Kerr electro-optic effect.
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