Experimental observation of a new nonreciprocal magneto-optical effect
Markelov V.A. , Novikov M.A., Turkin A.A.
Results are presented of an experimental investigation of nonreciprocal linear birefringence (difference between the phase velocities of opposing waves of equal linear polarization) in a lithium-iodate (LiI03) placed in a magnetic field. The effect is due to the spatial dispersion and is possible in a medium without a symmetry center.