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Definition of "magneto-optical" [magneto-optical]

  • Of or pertaining to the influence of the magnetic field upon optical phenomena or to optical phenomena dependent upon magnetic action; specifically, pertaining to the power of the magnetic field to cause rotation of the plane of polarization of light; magneto-optic.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "magneto-optical" in a sentence
  • "He constructed a new BEC apparatus transporting cold atoms magnetically from a magneto-optical trap into a high vacuum glass cell where BEC can be achieved without the need for any further laser cooling."
  • "Each cluster contains approximately one million atoms, collected by a magneto-optical trap."
  • "The magneto-optical trap (MOT) has become specially important."
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