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Formulas are established which allow polarimetric determination of the amplitudes and relative phases of the Kerr (and Faraday) coefficients for ferromagnetic metals. The results are valid only for oblique angles of incidence. Hence, the technique is most useful for measurement of thin films where the magnetization vector lies in the plane of the film.
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