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Non-reciprocity of Faraday rotation in gyrotropic crystals
Vlokh R., Adamenko D.

Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov St., 79005 Lviv, Ukraine

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It is shown that, under the conditions of coexisting natural optical activity and non-zero linear optical birefringence, reversal of the light wave vector sign can result in changing angle of Faraday rotation.

Keywords: natural optical activity, Faraday rotation, magnetogyration, non-reciprocity

PACS:  33.55.Ad, 78.20.Ls, 78.20.Ek, 78.20.Fm
UDC : 535.37
Ukr. J. Phys. Opt. 9 217-225 
doi: 10.3116/16091833/9/4/217/2008
Received: 29.08.2008

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