Abstract

The effect of pressure on the optical rotatory power and dispersion has been investigated on single crystals of α-quartz over a pressure range of 3.5 kbar in the visible region of the spectrum. The optical rotatory power is found to decrease linearly with pressure with the magnitude of /dP increasing with decreasing wavelengths. These results are shown to be in accordance with the pressure variation of a single-term quadratic dispersion equation.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

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