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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1741–1744

Effect of Pressure on the Optical Rotatory Power and Dispersion of α-Quartz

M. B. MYERS and K. VEDAM  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 12, pp. 1741-1744 (1966)

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The effect of pressure on the optical rotatory power and dispersion has been investigated on single crystals of α-quartz over a pressure range of 3.5 kbar in the visible region of the spectrum. The optical rotatory power is found to decrease linearly with pressure with the magnitude of dρ/dP increasing with decreasing wavelengths. These results are shown to be in accordance with the pressure variation of a single-term quadratic dispersion equation.

M. B. MYERS and K. VEDAM, "Effect of Pressure on the Optical Rotatory Power and Dispersion of α-Quartz," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1741-1744 (1966)

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