OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 61, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1060–1064

Quadrupole Exciton Transitions and Optical Anisotropy in Cubic Crystals

R. E. NETTLETON  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 8, pp. 1060-1064 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.61.001060


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (566 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Interactions of bound electrons with an electromagnetic wave mix the electronic states and contribute terms to the wave functions linear in the propagation constant k of the light. These terms contribute O(k2) to the dielectric tensor ∊ij, with a resulting birefringence in an Oh crystal when k is not parallel to a three-or fourfold axis. By substitution of the dielectric tensor with its k dependence into Maxwell’s equations, the three possible polarization E directions for each k and the corresponding propagation velocities can be predicted. Retardation of approximately transverse waves in a crystal with small anisotropy is a maximum along 〈110〉 and zero along 〈100〉 and 〈111〉. Retardation is also small for k directions lying on the shorter segment of a great circle of the unit sphere connecting a given pair of three- and fourfold axes. An investigation is also made of directions of maximum and minimum retardation in an Oh cube when anisotropy is not small. All of these results serve to correct analyses of earlier authors who assumed polarization directions appropriate only to a uniaxial crystal.

Citation
R. E. NETTLETON, "Quadrupole Exciton Transitions and Optical Anisotropy in Cubic Crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1060-1064 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-61-8-1060


Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. H. A. Lorentz, Collected Papers (Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, 1936), Vol. II, p. 79.
  2. H. A. Lorentz, Proc. Akad. Amsterdam 24, 333 (1921).
  3. V. M. Agranovich and V. L. Ginzburg, Spatial Dispersion in Crystal Optics and the Theory of Excitons (Wiley–Interscience, New York, 1966), p. 153 ff.
  4. K. H. Hellwege, Z. Physik 129, 626 (1951).
  5. V. I. Cherepanov and V. S. Galishev, Sov. Phys. Solid State 3, 790 (1960).
  6. Reference 3, p. 246.
  7. Reference 3, pp. 162ff.
  8. J. Pastrňák and L. E. Cross, Phys. Stat. Sol. 44, 313 (1971).
  9. J. Pastrňák and L. E. Cross, Phys. Stat. Sol. 43, K111 (1971).
  10. J. Pastrňák and K. Vedam, Phys. Rev. B 3, 2567 (1971).
  11. Reference 3, pp. 153.
  12. Cf. Ref. 3, p. 165.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited