Infrared Hall conductivity in praseodymium cerium copper oxide
Houseknecht, Misty E
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Data Analysis is performed on a popular cuprate after a series of measurements. Magneto-optical measurements in the infrared range were previously taken. Descriptions on calculating retardance and angle of the final polarizer are given. From the obtained raw intensity data the Faraday angle was calculated. From this angle and fits to the longitudinal conductivity measured by the University of Maryland, the transverse conductivity was calculated. Further measurements are made with no sample in the system to determine ellipticity direction. An ellipticity calibrator is used to test the ellipticity of five wavelengths (3.392, 5.34, 5.53, 9.28, and 10.6 microns). The Faraday angle is calculated from these measurements. Plots are given and ellipticity direction is determined.