Rayleigh scattering of linearly polarized light from optically active quartz

C. A. Arguello, D. L. Rousseau, S. P.S. Porto, L. E. Cheesman, J. F. Scott

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Abstract

The visual observation of optical rotation in quartz with subsequent Rayleigh scattering from crystal imperfections is reported. Observations in which the incident beam travels at an arbitrary angle with the optic axis are described and are shown to obey classical Fresnel relations. The frequency dependence of the phenomenon has also been studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1913-1915
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1968
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Arguello, C. A., Rousseau, D. L., Porto, S. P. S., Cheesman, L. E., & Scott, J. F. (1968). Rayleigh scattering of linearly polarized light from optically active quartz. Applied Optics, 7(10), 1913-1915. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.7.001913