Accession Number:

AD0661204

Title:

CONSERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM FOR OPTICAL PROCESSES IN CRYSTALS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The redistribution of angular momentum over atomic spin and orbitals, crystalline lattice and electromagnetic field is analyzed for a variety of linear and nonlinear optical processes in crystals. Simple classical and quantummechanical models are discussed. Special attention is paid to the magnetization of a body by light in the inverse Faraday effect and the generation of circularly polarized optical harmonics by laser light which is polarized in the opposite sense. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE