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P, T violating magneto-electro-optics

We study linear and bilinear magneto-electro-optical effects due to the propagation of light in centro-symmetric media in the presence of P, T violating interactions and external transverse and longitudinal electric and/or magnetic fields. We show that new magneto-electric optical effects appear. In particular, we show the existence of a Jones birefringence proportional to the square of the transverse field amplitude. All these effects are an unambiguous signature of the P, T violation, and a search for such new phenomena could also provide novel limits on electric dipole moment (EDM) of matter.

doi : 10.1140/epjd/e2006-00173-4

Voir en ligne : Eur. Phys. J. D 40, 445 (2006)