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Experimental observation of specular optical activity

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We report the first positive experimental observation of the optical activity effect on normal reflection. The experiment was performed along the optic axis in a gyrotropic semiconductor crystal of alpha-HgS, cinnabar, in a spectral region of strong absorption. Reflected light polarization azimuth rotation resulting from the reflection is in the order of 10^-4 rad and has pronounced dependence on h-omega-Eg.

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Bungay, A.R., Svirko, Yu.P. and Zheludev, N.I. (1993) Experimental observation of specular optical activity Physical Review Letters, 70, (20), pp. 3039-42. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.3039).

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Published date: 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 78504
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78504
PURE UUID: 952fcf7b-95cb-440d-ad32-2a202e4751d5

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

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Author: A.R. Bungay
Author: Yu.P. Svirko
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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