Magneto-Optical Kerr Microscope

The magneto-optical Kerr microscope is used, with the help of the magneto-optical Kerr effect, to image magnetic domains. If linearly polarized light is radiated onto a magnetic solid, the magnetization influences the polarization state of the reflected light. After reflection, the light is generally elliptically polarized.

Technical specifications

Field dependent measurements up to 3 kOe
In-plane rotational and perpendicular field options
In-plane Halbach setup On/off field 1.3 T
Heating stage 300 K to 875 K
Cryostat 4 K to 325 K