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Optical activity in the scattering of structured light

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Abstract

We observe that optical activity in light scattering can be probed using types of illuminating light other than single plane (or quasi plane) waves and that this introduces new possibilities for the study of molecules and atoms. We demonstrate this explicitly for natural Rayleigh optical activity which, we suggest, could be exploited as a new form of spectroscopy for chiral molecules through the use of illuminating light comprised of two plane waves that are counter propagating.

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The article was received on 06 Aug 2014, accepted on 07 Oct 2014 and first published on 07 Oct 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CP03505D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014,16, 25819-25829
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    Optical activity in the scattering of structured light

    R. P. Cameron and S. M. Barnett, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 25819
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CP03505D

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