Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics 

Number  3, Volume 5,  2004

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Multiple Reflections in Crystals: Natural and Faraday Optical Activity 
Kushnir O.S.

Electronics Department, Lviv National University, Lviv-54, P. O. Box 3154, 79054 Lviv, Ukraine

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A previous analysis of the multiple reflections (MR) of light in crystals is extended to description of particular cases of natural and magnetooptic Faraday optical activity. The differences in manifestations of the MR in the latter effects are discussed and compared with the experimental results. In particular, the MR do not affect the optical rotation related to the natural gyration in case of a rigorously normal light incid-ence. The modifications of the transmittance fit-function of the known polarimetric HAUP technique imposed by the MR are specified. It is shown that the MR in crystals should produce a kind of spurious dichroism.

Key words: crystal optics, multiple reflections, Jones matrices, birefringence, gyration, dich-roism, polarimetry, HAUP.
PACS: 78.20.Ci, 78.20.Fm, 42.25.Ja, 07.60.Fs

doi 10.3116/16091833/5/3/87/2004

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