The implications of time symmetry on the relation between forward and backward propagation of polarized optical fields are discussed making use of a newly developed formalism. The constraints imposed by spatial symmetries to the effect of static fields on a medium birefringence are elucidated. Special cases are the Faraday effect and the Cotton–Mouton effect. Compensation of round-trip birefringence is finally investigated

Unified treatment of forward and backward propagating polarized light waves

MECOZZI, ANTONIO;ANTONELLI, CRISTIAN
2011-01-01

Abstract

The implications of time symmetry on the relation between forward and backward propagation of polarized optical fields are discussed making use of a newly developed formalism. The constraints imposed by spatial symmetries to the effect of static fields on a medium birefringence are elucidated. Special cases are the Faraday effect and the Cotton–Mouton effect. Compensation of round-trip birefringence is finally investigated
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