Magnetoelectric Jones dichroism

D L Andrews, G J Daniels, G E Stedman

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Recent work on liquids has verified a novel magnetoelectrical birefringence predicted by Jones. Co-present static electric and magnetic fields generate a differential response to optical polarizations positively or negatively tilted against a plane orthogonal to the one containing the static field vectors. Reports indicated a dichroic counterpart; establishing its theory is the present aim. Results are trilinearly dependent on the irradiance, and the static electric and magnetic fields. For isotropic fluids a scalar quantifies propensity for Jones dichroism. In field-polarized fluids a second scalar also contributes; temperature dependence enables determination of both parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L357-L364
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2003

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