Polarimetry of electromagnetic materials

T. Asahi*, T. Osaka, J. Kobayashi


研究成果: Conference article査読

4 被引用数 (Scopus)


The goal of the polarimetry of electromagnetic solids is the thorough determinations of not only the linear and circular birefringences (LB and CB) but also the linear and circular dichroisms (LD and CD). Needless to say, measurements of circular phenomena are exceedingly more difficult than those of linear ones. For instance, the long period of 170 years elapsed from the discovery of CB by Arago in 1811 until the development of high accuracy universal polarimeter (HAUP) by Kobayashi in 1983, when the first perfect measurements of CB of solids became possible. Subsequent to the appearance of the HAUP method, attempts of extending HAUP theory to be applicable to CD measurements were followed by Moxon and Renshaw, and Dijkstra, Kremers, and Meekes by using Jones matrix calculus. However, their measurements to NiSO4·6H2O were not fully satisfactory. We completed afresh the theory of the extended HAUP and measured successfully LD of a high temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. An important fact was clarified; the extended HAUP theory indicates that CD can be obtained exclusively through accurate measurements of θ0, a characteristic angle introduced in the original HAUP method. It means that there would be no ways for measuring CD of solids except for the HAUP method. Preliminary results of applying our theory to silver thiogallate are shown finally.

ジャーナルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
出版ステータスPublished - 2001
イベントComplex Mediums II: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 2001 7月 302001 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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