Pockels’ Phenomenological Theory of Photoelasticity of Crystals

  • T. S. Narasimhamurty


The refractive index n, one of the most important optical properties of all transparent media, does not transform like a tensor. However, the dielectric tensor K ij or its reciprocal, the impermeability tensor (1/K) ij , does transform like a second-rank tensor.


Conjugate Class Phenomenological Theory Symmetry Operation Symmetry Element Polarization Constant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. S. Narasimhamurty
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  1. 1.Osmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

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