AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Wright Patterson Air Force Base United States
LiTbF4 has the potential to replace traditional magneto-optic MO garnet materials as a Faraday rotator in high power laser systems due to its high Verdet constant. New measurements are reported of the ordinary and extraordinary refractive indices of LiTbF4 as functions of wavelength and temperature respectively, as well as their corresponding Sellmeier expressions. Consequently, the Verdet coefficient was calculated and plotted as a function of wavelength and temperature. These measurements will aid in further development of LiTbF4 as an optical isolator.