Quantum field Ttheory of optical birefringence phenomena. II. Birefringence induced by static and optical electric fields

Atkins, P.W. and Barron, L.D. (1968) Quantum field Ttheory of optical birefringence phenomena. II. Birefringence induced by static and optical electric fields. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 306(1484), pp. 119-134. (doi:10.1098/rspa.1968.0140)

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Abstract

The scattering matrix technique in conjunction with the Stokes's operator formalism for characterizing the polarization of a light beam which was developed in a previous paper (Atkins & Barron 1968) is applied to the description of the optical birefringence induced in fluid materials by electrical fields. The fields considered are both static (the Kerr effect), arise from a second, intense light beam (the optical Kerr effect) or from the measuring beam itself. The last phenomenon causes the polarization ellipse to rotate and affects the angle of rotation induced by optically active molecules.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barron, Professor Laurence
Authors: Atkins, P.W., and Barron, L.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:The Royal Society
ISSN:1364-5021
ISSN (Online):1471-2946

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