Magneto-optical properties of tellurium-arsenic-selenium glass (Te20As30Se50) were measured and analyzed. A Verdet constant of 15.18 rad/T/m at 1950 nm with the figure of merit of more than 8.72 rad/T, which is the highest value reported in glass materials at this wavelength, was measured. Compared to other chalcogenide glasses, such as Ge10Se90 and Ge25As15S60, Te20As30Se50 glass exhibits higher Verdet constants, broader mid-infrared transparency window, and longer infrared absorption edge, making it a very promising material to fabricate magneto-optical devices for mid-infrared applications.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics