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dc.contributor.authorFernandez-Corbaton, Ivan
dc.contributor.authorVidal, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorTischler, Nora
dc.contributor.authorMolina-Terriza, Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T05:59:59Z
dc.date.available2018-12-06T05:59:59Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0021-9606
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4808158
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172501
dc.description.abstractTwo conditions on symmetries are identified as necessary for a linear scattering system to be able to rotate the linear polarization of light: Lack of at least one mirror plane of symmetry and electromagnetic duality symmetry. Duality symmetry is equivalent to the conservation of the helicity of light in the same way that rotational symmetry is equivalent to the conservation of angular momentum. When the system is a solution of a single species of particles, the lack of at least one mirror plane of symmetry leads to the familiar requirement of chirality of the individual particle. With respect to helicity preservation, according to the analytical and numerical evidence presented in this paper, the solution preserves helicity if and only if the individual particle itself preserves helicity. However, only in the particular case of forward scattering the helicity preservation condition on the particle is relaxed: We show that the random orientation of the molecules endows the solution with an effective rotational symmetry; at its turn, this leads to helicity preservation in the forward scattering direction independently of any property of the particle. This is not the case for a general scattering direction. These results advance the current understanding of the phenomena of molecular optical activity and provide insight for the design of polarization control devices at the nanoscale.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physics
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom214311-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto214311-7
dc.relation.ispartofissue21
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Chemical Physics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume138
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClassical and Physical Optics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchChemical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode020501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode02
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode03
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.titleNecessary Symmetry Conditions for the Rotation of Light
dc.typeJournal article
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dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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