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) : Bloembergen,N.
Report Date : OCT 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 18
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)
Descriptors : (*OPTICS, CRYSTALS), MOMENTUM, MAGNETOOPTICS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, CRYSTAL LATTICES, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, LIGHT, POLARIZATION, QUANTUM THEORY, THEORY
Subject Categories : Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE