Magnetochiral Effect in Hh and Vh Components of Rayleigh Light Scattering by Diamagnetic Molecular Systems
S. Wo¼niak
Nonlinear Optics Division, Institute of Physics A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
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Received: April 12, 2001
A static magnetic field B0, acting on a chiral liquid perpendicular to the propagation direction of an optical beam, is shown to induce a magnetochiral change of Rayleigh light scattering which is different in sign for the light scattered parallel and antiparallel to B0. It is related to the electric dipole and magnetic dipole or/and electric quadrupole moments induced simultaneously in a chiral molecule by electric dipole interaction with electromagnetic radiation. For diamagnetic molecules the effect is described by linear and nonlinear polarizabilities, responsible also for circular birefringence (natural optical activity and the Faraday effect) as well as axial (magnetochiral) birefringence.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.100.517
PACS numbers: 33.15.Kr, 33.20.Fb, 33.55.--b, 78.20.Ls