The third-order nonlinear susceptibility responsible for laser-induced birefringence and dichroism is calculated for atomic resonance lines with arbitrary values of total angular momentum <i>J</i>. Several types of polarization spectroscopy are interpreted in terms of this nonlinear susceptibility.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
S. Saikan, "Angular momentum dependence of laser-induced birefringence and dichroism in atomic resonance lines," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1184-1187 (1978)