Angular momentum of light and its mechanical effects on a birefringent medium

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Title:
Angular momentum of light and its mechanical effects on a birefringent medium
Author:
Padmabandu, Gamaralalage Gunasiri, 1956-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The torque exerted by a beam of polarized light on a half-wave plate which alters its state of polarization is calculated for several laser wavelengths and intensities using electromagnetic theory. The second-order torque that arises through the nonlinear interaction is formulated and the numerical values are calculated for the 42m crystal class. The experiment used to detect the existence of the torque is reviewed and a demonstration experiment is suggested.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Radiation pressure.; Lasers.; Refraction, Double.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Marathay, A. S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAngular momentum of light and its mechanical effects on a birefringent mediumen_US
dc.creatorPadmabandu, Gamaralalage Gunasiri, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPadmabandu, Gamaralalage Gunasiri, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe torque exerted by a beam of polarized light on a half-wave plate which alters its state of polarization is calculated for several laser wavelengths and intensities using electromagnetic theory. The second-order torque that arises through the nonlinear interaction is formulated and the numerical values are calculated for the 42m crystal class. The experiment used to detect the existence of the torque is reviewed and a demonstration experiment is suggested.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRadiation pressure.en_US
dc.subjectLasers.en_US
dc.subjectRefraction, Double.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMarathay, A. S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335838en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22227714en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17381538en_US
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