Abstract

A cell having a pair of helical electrodes and containing material exhibiting the Kerr electrostatic effect is shown to give a pure optical rotation proportional to the fourth power of the electrostatic field. Experiments in support of the theory are described.

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Evans, J. W.

J. W. Evans, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 142–145 (1958).

Jones, R. C.

R. C. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 488–503 (1941).

R. C. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 671–684 (1948), 46, 126–131 (1956).

Kowal, J.

N. Young and J. Kowal, Nature 183, 104–105 (1959).

Oseen, C. W.

C. W. Oseen, Arkiv. Math. Astron. Fys. 21A, pt. 11, No. 25 (1929).

Pockels, F.

F. Pockels, Lehrbuch der Kristall Optic (Teubner, Leipzig, 1906), pp. 289–290.

Reusch, E.

E. Reusch, Pogg. Ann. 138, 628 (1869).

Sohncke, L.

L. Sohncke, Math. Ann. 9, 505 (1876).

Young, N.

N. Young and J. Kowal, Nature 183, 104–105 (1959).

Other

E. Reusch, Pogg. Ann. 138, 628 (1869).

L. Sohncke, Math. Ann. 9, 505 (1876).

F. Pockels, Lehrbuch der Kristall Optic (Teubner, Leipzig, 1906), pp. 289–290.

R. C. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 34, 488–503 (1941).

J. W. Evans, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 142–145 (1958).

N. Young and J. Kowal, Nature 183, 104–105 (1959).

C. W. Oseen, Arkiv. Math. Astron. Fys. 21A, pt. 11, No. 25 (1929).

R. C. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 671–684 (1948), 46, 126–131 (1956).

Frazer, Duncan, and Collar, Elementary Matrices (Cambridge University Press, London, 1938), p. 78.

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