In this Letter, we report a novel measurement of the magnetically induced birefringence (Cotton–Mouton effect) in neon. Using a highly sensitive apparatus we were able to precisely measure the specific birefringence value of Δnu = (5.9 ± 0.2) × 10^−16 at the wavelength of 1064 nm (for B = 1 T and atmospheric pressure) and T ≈ 290 K. The results reported here are in agreement with theory, while the only previous precise measurement differs significantly.

A precise measurement of the Cotton-Mouton effect in neon

DI DOMENICO, Giovanni;ZAVATTINI, Guido
2005

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In this Letter, we report a novel measurement of the magnetically induced birefringence (Cotton–Mouton effect) in neon. Using a highly sensitive apparatus we were able to precisely measure the specific birefringence value of Δnu = (5.9 ± 0.2) × 10^−16 at the wavelength of 1064 nm (for B = 1 T and atmospheric pressure) and T ≈ 290 K. The results reported here are in agreement with theory, while the only previous precise measurement differs significantly.
Bregant, M; Cantatore, G; Carusotto, S; Cimino, R; DELLA VALLE, F; DI DOMENICO, Giovanni; Gastaldi, U; Karuza, M; Milotti, E; Polacco, E; Ruoso, G; Zavattini, E; Zavattini, Guido
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