Magneto-optical spectroscopy of Yb3+ ions in huntite structure

A. L. Sukhachev, A. V. Malakhovskii, I. S. Edelman, V. N. Zabluda, V. L. Temerov, I. Ya Makievskii

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We report the first measurements of magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) and magneto-optical activity (ratio of zero moments of MCD and absorption bands) of Yb3+ ion in the trigonal single crystals YbxTm1-xAl3(BO3)4 as a function of temperature in the range of 100-293 K. Magneto-optical activity follows the Curie-Weiss law with the Weiss constant θ=-55 K for Yb0.1Tm0.9Al3(BO3)4 crystal. The value and origin of the magneto-optical activity is theoretically analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Researches, Grant no 07-02-00704.


  • Magnetic circular dichroism
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Rare-earth compound
  • Yb


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