Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 30, 2018 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Yes, look up the Kerr electro-optic effect.
  4. Jun 30, 2018 #3
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted