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