21 October 2004 Light propagation in chiral and magnetochiral random media: the impact of broken symmetries
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591569
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
We investigate light transport and scattering in random media with broken mirror and/or time-reversal symmetries. Using microscopic transport theory, we demonstrate the residual circular polarization of diffuse light in chiral optical media, associated with broken mirror symmetry. We introduce a model to describe light scattering in inhomogeneous magnetochiral media, which occurs for broken mirror nd time-reversal symmetries. In such media, we define a new optical measure for the degree of chirality and calculate it for some simple chiral systems and even use it to probe the chirality of random media.
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Felipe A. Pinheiro, Felipe A. Pinheiro, B. A. van Tiggelen, B. A. van Tiggelen, } "Light propagation in chiral and magnetochiral random media: the impact of broken symmetries", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591569; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591569
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