Cherenkov Radiation Emission in uniaxial optical materials
CEA, DSM/DAPNIA, CE-Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex, France
Accepted: 10 December 1997
Published online: 15 February 1998
We report a theoretical study of the Cherenkov radiation emission in uniaxial optical materials. The formalism is based on the previous work of Muzicar (1961) whose results in terms of energetic properties of the emitted waves are corrected. This formalism is used to predict the Cherenkov radiation emission in a strongly birefringent sodium nitrate crystal (NaNO).
PACS: 41.60.Bq – Cherenkov radiation / 42.25.Lc – Birefringence
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