Nonreciprocity of natural rotatory power

Bennett, P.J., Dhanjal, S., Svirko, Y.P. and Zheludev, N.I. (1996) Nonreciprocity of natural rotatory power. Optics Letters, 21, (24), 1955-1957. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.001955).


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We have observed that a light beam that passed through an optically active crystal of Bi12SiO20 and that was then ref lected exactly back through it did not recover its initial polarization orientation. The nonreciprocal component of the rotation was of the order of 2 × 10-3 of the reciprocal, single-pass rotation. This nonreciprocity is unambiguous evidence of broken reversality of the light-matter interaction process

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.21.001955
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78199
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 1996Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13

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