Electrical version of Faraday effect?

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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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marcusl
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Yes, look up the Kerr electro-optic effect.
 
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