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    I have an odd question.
    I just watched an interesting TED video called Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second. Here is the link to the camera website.
    I’ve seen videos of plasmas and pinch formations but I am wondering about the nature of the light that comes from a pinch. If the magnetic field of a pinch gets close to the gigagauss range, does the magnetic field distort the electromagnetic field of the light that is generated in a pinch? Is the light wave polarized or rotated? Does the light wave have a directional characteristic because of the intense magnetic field? Can any of these be useful in measuring the absolute or relative strength of the pinch?

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