First correct Experimental Discovery of “Weak Gyrotropy” of Transparent Non-Centrosymmetric “Non-Gyrotropic” Crystals, Using the LiNbO3 Crystal as an Example

The goal of this study was to identify the influence of “weak” gyrotropy in “non-gyrotropic” transparent non-centrosymmetric crystals. The initial experiment was based on light transmission (T) measurements of the system: Polarizer – wedge-shaped Crystal sample – Analyzer (orthogonal to Polarizer). It was shown that if the optical axis of the crystal is parallel to…
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May 4, 2022 0