Dispersion relations and sum rules for the dichroic reflectivity and phase shifts of circularly polarized modes are developed for the magneto-optical case. The reduction in crossing-relation symmetry arising from the presence of a magnetic field and the consequent non-Kramers-Kronig form of the dichroism dispersion relations are discussed in terms of the analyticity of the amplitude reflectivity. Sum rules are derived from the low- and high-frequency limits of the dichroism dispersion relations. These rules include the general results that ∫<sup>∞</sup><sub>0</sub> ω<sup>-1</sup> ln[r+(ω)/r<sub>-</sub>(ω)]dω = 0 and ∫<sup>∞</sup><sub>0</sub>[θ+(ω)-θ<sub>-</sub>(ω)]dω = πω<sub>c</sub>, where r<sub>±</sub>(ω) and θ±(ω) are the amplitude and phase of the amplitude reflectivity for the circular modes and ω<sub>c</sub> is the cyclotron frequency. Approximate finite-energy dispersion relations and sum rules are developed and their range of validity examined.
© 1976 Optical Society of America
David Y. Smith, "Dispersion relations and sum rules for magnetoreflectivity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 547-554 (1976)