A single-oscillator quantum model for magnetochiral birefringence

@article{Donaire2014ASQ,
  title={A single-oscillator quantum model for magnetochiral birefringence},
  author={Manuel Donaire and Geert L. J. A. Rikken and Bart A. van Tiggelen},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={1-6}
}
We derive an analytical expression for the magnetochiral birefringence of a dilute diamagnetic chiral molecular medium subjet to a constant magnetic field. We use the single-oscillator model of Condon [Rev. Mod. Phys. 9, 432 (1937)] and Condon et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 5, 753 (1937)] to describe the optical properties of the individual molecules. The result is a function of the refractive index and the rotatory power. This result is compared to experimental data. 
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