Polarization spectroscopy as a probe of Raman optical activity

Jean Louis Oudar, Christophe Minot, Bruce A. Garetz

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Polarization-sensitive coherent antistokes Raman spectroscopy and the Raman-induced Kerr effect are considered as possible techniques for investigating Raman optical activity. Generalized nonlinear optical susceptibilities including both magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole interactions are derived semiclassically. These terms can be distinguished from electric dipole terms through their particular symmetry, and several polarization configurations are discussed which seem appropriate to the study of Raman optical activity. These might constitute a convenient alternative to the conventional technique of circular differential Raman scattering for measuring this property.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2227-2237
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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