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\section{Overview}
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When a polarized electromagnetic wave propagates through a magnetized plasma, the polarization angle rotates due to different group velocities for each polarization state. The polarization angle rotates by an amount
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\begin{align}
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\theta = \lambda^2\mathcal{RM}
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\end{align}
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where
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\begin{align}
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\mathcal{RM}=\frac{e^3}{2\pi m_e^2 c^4}\int_0^d n_eB_{||}\,ds
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\end{align}
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is the \textit{rotation measure}.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:33, 14 December 2016

Short Topical Videos

Reference Material

Faraday Rotation

1 Overview

When a polarized electromagnetic wave propagates through a magnetized plasma, the polarization angle rotates due to different group velocities for each polarization state. The polarization angle rotates by an amount

where

is the rotation measure.