Nonreciprocal directional dichroism in ferroelectric Nd2Ti 2O7

Yoshiaki Shimada, Haruki Kiyama, Yoshinori Tokura

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The nonreciprocal directional dichroism derived from the optical magnetoelectric effect has been investigated for the f-f transitions of Nd 3+ ion in a ferroelectric Nd2Ti2O7 single crystal under magnetic field, in which both space-inversion and time-reversal symmetries are viewed as simultaneously broken. The magnitude of nonreciprocity in each absorption band of Nd3+ was semi-quantitatively elucidated by taking account of the interference between electric dipole and magnetic dipole transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033706
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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