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Optical Activity And Parity Violation
Author(s): C.James Elliott; James G. Small
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Paper Abstract

The discovery of circularly polarized eigenmodes in ring resonators has suggested the possibility of enhanced precision measurements of optical rotation. We argue that, except for possible limitations from small scale birefringence, several orders of magnitude improvement can be made in these measurements. The enhancement is attributed to the multiple-pass properties of light in such a resonator.

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Date Published: 4 October 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0487, Physics of Optical Ring Gyros, (4 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943258
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C.James Elliott, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
James G. Small, Tetra Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0487:
Physics of Optical Ring Gyros
Stephen F. Jacobs; Joseph E. Killpatrick; Virgil E. Sanders; Murray Sargent; Marlan O. Scully; James H. Simpson, Editor(s)

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