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  • Vol. 59, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1969
  • pp: 1229–1232

Piezo-Rotatory Coefficients and Crystal Symmetry

G. S. RANGANATH and S. RAMASESHAN  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 59, Issue 9, pp. 1229-1232 (1969)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.59.001229


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Abstract

A first-order phenomenological theory of the effect of stress on the optical rotatory power of crystals has been worked out. This paper reports the forms of the matrices of the piezo-rotation tensor in different crystal classes. Two very interesting results have emerged. The first is that the piezo-rotation tensor is an axial tensor of fourth rank. The second is that stress should induce optical activity in certain non-optically active crystals.

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G. S. RANGANATH and S. RAMASESHAN, "Piezo-Rotatory Coefficients and Crystal Symmetry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1229-1232 (1969)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-59-9-1229


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