The optical decay times associated with the eigenstates of an anisotropic cavity are measured. This leads to a simple differential method for isolating the linear (or circular) dichroism in either optical or atomic systems.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 15, 1989
Published: March 20, 1990
Yann Le Grand and Albert Le Floch, "Sensitive dichroism measurements using eigenstate decay times," Appl. Opt. 29, 1244-1246 (1990)