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Experimental observation of specular optical activity

Experimental observation of specular optical activity
Experimental observation of specular optical activity
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 α-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 hω-Eg.
3039-42
Bungay, A.R.
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Svirko, Yu.P.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Bungay, A.R.
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Svirko, Yu.P.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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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), 3039-42. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.3039).

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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 α-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 hω-Eg.

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Published date: 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 78504
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78504
PURE UUID: 952fcf7b-95cb-440d-ad32-2a202e4751d5
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 24 Jul 2018 00:38

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