Abstract

Dispersion relations and sum rules for the dichroic reflectivity and phase shifts of circularly polarized modes are developed for the magneto-optical case. The reduction in crossing-relation symmetry arising from the presence of a magnetic field and the consequent non-Kramers-Kronig form of the dichroism dispersion relations are discussed in terms of the analyticity of the amplitude reflectivity. Sum rules are derived from the low- and high-frequency limits of the dichroism dispersion relations. These rules include the general results that 0ω-1ln[r+(ω)/r-(ω)]dω=0 and 0[θ+(ω)-θ-(ω)]dω=πωc, where r±(ω) and θ±(ω) are the amplitude and phase of the amplitude reflectivity for the circular modes and ωc is the cyclotron frequency. Approximate finite-energy dispersion relations and sum rules are developed and their range of validity examined.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

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