Abstract

Bungay et al. [Phys.  Lett.  A 174, 335 (1993)] reported observing polarization plane rotation in optical reflection at normal incidence from GaAs, an effect that they term specular optical activity. Their preferred interpretation hypothesizes a partially symmetric third-rank bulk tensor arising from nonlocality, even though its existence would violate time reversibility. We present an alternative explanation based on the derived properties of a nonlocal surface layer that preserves time reversibility.

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  1. A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  2. A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  3. A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  4. N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  5. A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  6. Yu. P. Svirko and N. I. Zheludev, Opt. Lett. 20, 1809 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  7. D. F. Nelson, Electric, Optic, and Acoustic Interactions in Dielectrics (Wiley, New York, 1979), Chap.??6.?Although this book is no longer in print, paperback copies can be obtained from the author.
  8. P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  9. L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  10. D. F. Nelson, Phys. Rev. E 51, 6142 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  11. The experimental papers1-3 do not present sufficient characterization of the surfaces studied that we can be certain of this assumption. It is worth remarking that surface effects as measured by surface spectroscopy can be of a sufficient magnitude to account for the observations see, e.g., D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1956 (1985).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. The factor of 2 in Ai± is missing in the corresponding equation in Ref.??10; other equations there are correct.
  13. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964), pp. 24–32.

1995 (3)

Yu. P. Svirko and N. I. Zheludev, Opt. Lett. 20, 1809 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. F. Nelson, Phys. Rev. E 51, 6142 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (4)

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

The experimental papers1-3 do not present sufficient characterization of the surfaces studied that we can be certain of this assumption. It is worth remarking that surface effects as measured by surface spectroscopy can be of a sufficient magnitude to account for the observations see, e.g., D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1956 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aspnes, D. E.

The experimental papers1-3 do not present sufficient characterization of the surfaces studied that we can be certain of this assumption. It is worth remarking that surface effects as measured by surface spectroscopy can be of a sufficient magnitude to account for the observations see, e.g., D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1956 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964), pp. 24–32.

Bungay, A. R.

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Cardona, M.

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Etchegoin, P.

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fainstein, A.

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kugler, N.

A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lew Yan Voon, L. C.

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, D. F.

D. F. Nelson, Phys. Rev. E 51, 6142 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. F. Nelson, Electric, Optic, and Acoustic Interactions in Dielectrics (Wiley, New York, 1979), Chap.??6.?Although this book is no longer in print, paperback copies can be obtained from the author.

Paraschuk, D. Yu.

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pointel, Y.

A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Popov, S. V.

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Santos, P.

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Studna, A. A.

The experimental papers1-3 do not present sufficient characterization of the surfaces studied that we can be certain of this assumption. It is worth remarking that surface effects as measured by surface spectroscopy can be of a sufficient magnitude to account for the observations see, e.g., D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1956 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Svirko, Yu. P.

Yu. P. Svirko and N. I. Zheludev, Opt. Lett. 20, 1809 (1995).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964), pp. 24–32.

Zheludev, N. I.

Yu. P. Svirko and N. I. Zheludev, Opt. Lett. 20, 1809 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. R. Bungay, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217, 249 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

A. R. Bungay, Y. Pointel, and N. I. Zheludev, J. Lumin. 60&61, 36 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (3)

N. I. Zheludev, S. V. Popov, Yu. P. Svirko, A. Malinowski, and D. Yu. Paraschuk, Phys. Rev. B 50, 11508 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. R. Bungay, Yu. P. Svirko, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. B 47, 16141 (1993).
[CrossRef]

L. C. Lew Yan Voon, A. Fainstein, P. Etchegoin, P. Santos, and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev. B 52, 2201 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

D. F. Nelson, Phys. Rev. E 51, 6142 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

The experimental papers1-3 do not present sufficient characterization of the surfaces studied that we can be certain of this assumption. It is worth remarking that surface effects as measured by surface spectroscopy can be of a sufficient magnitude to account for the observations see, e.g., D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1956 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. A (1)

A. R. Bungay, N. Kugler, and N. I. Zheludev, Phys. Rev. Lett. A 174, 335 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Commun. (1)

P. Etchegoin, A. Fainstein, P. Santos, L. C. Lew Yan Voon, and M. Cardona, Solid State Commun. 92, 505 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

D. F. Nelson, Electric, Optic, and Acoustic Interactions in Dielectrics (Wiley, New York, 1979), Chap.??6.?Although this book is no longer in print, paperback copies can be obtained from the author.

The factor of 2 in Ai± is missing in the corresponding equation in Ref.??10; other equations there are correct.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Macmillan, New York, 1964), pp. 24–32.

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t+±+t-±+r+±+r-±=+1,
t+±-t-±-r+±+r-±=±1,
n-t+±+n+t-±-r+±-r-±=+1+A1±,
n-t+±-n+t-±+r+±-r-±=±1+iA2±.
Ai±=22πik0gij3SEj0/E0,
E0=E04πRˆ±kI+r+±Rˆ+kR+r-±Rˆ-kR+t+±Rˆ+k+T+t-±Rˆ-k-T.
Rˆ+=Lˆ-=-iˆ+ijˆ/2,
Rˆ-=Lˆ+=-iˆ-ijˆ/2.
g123S=g213S=cos 2ϕg123SC,
g113S=sin 2ϕg123SC+g113SC,
g223S=-sin 2ϕg123SC+g113SC.
A1±=ik02sin 2ϕg123SC+g113SCr+±+r-±-t+±-t-±-1+i cos 2ϕg123SCr+±-r-±+t+±-t-±±1,
iA2±=-k02cos 2ϕg123SCr+±+r-±-t+±-t-±-1-isin 2ϕg123SC-g113SCr+±-r-±+t+±-t-±±1.
n-+k0g123SC exp2iϕt+±+n+-k0g123SC exp-2iϕ×t-±-r+±-r-±=1,
n--k0g123SC exp2iϕt+±-n++k0g123SC exp-2iϕ×t-±+r+±-r-±=±1.
t++=t--=2n+1,
r-+=r+-=n-1n+1,
r++=-t-+=2k0g123SC exp2iϕn+12,
r--=-t+-=-2k0g123SC exp-2iϕn+12.
rx=-12r+++r+-+r-++r--=-η2-1+ξ2+2iξη+12+ξ2,
ry=i2-r++-r+-+r-++r--=2k0 cos 2ϕη+12+ξ22η+12-ξ2g123SCI-2η+1ξg123SCR-iη+12-ξ2g123SCR-2iη+1ξg123SCI.
tx=12t+++t+-+t-++t--=2η+1-2iξη+12+ξ2,
ty=i2-t++-t+-+t-++t--=ry.

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