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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1978
  • pp: 1184–1187

Angular momentum dependence of laser-induced birefringence and dichroism in atomic resonance lines

S. Saikan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 9, pp. 1184-1187 (1978)

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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 J. Several types of polarization spectroscopy are interpreted in terms of this nonlinear susceptibility.

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S. Saikan, "Angular momentum dependence of laser-induced birefringence and dichroism in atomic resonance lines," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1184-1187 (1978)

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