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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), pp. 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

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Published date: December 1996


Local EPrints ID: 78199
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: d8ebb7b6-c720-4128-9d24-25e4c2a1d602

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: P.J. Bennett
Author: S. Dhanjal
Author: Y.P. Svirko
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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