The method of moments, generalized to the case of spin-forbidden transitions, is applied to the polarization dichroism of impurity centers in cubic crystals. Transitions from an orbitally nondegenerate ground state characterized by a total spin S//0 to an orbital multiplet of spin S equals S//0 plus or minus 1 are considered. The relationships obtained for changes in the moments of an absorption band in external fields of arbitrary symmetry and different physical origins form a closed system of equations in which the experimentally determined changes in the moments can be substituted to find the constants of coupling to Jahn-Teller vibrations, orbital g factor, and spin-orbit interaction constant.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics of the Solid State|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1977|
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