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Kerr effect of molecular oxygen at λ=1064 nm

Experiment and theory
  • F. Bielsa
  • R. Battesti
  • C. Robilliard
  • G. Bialolenker
  • G. Bailly
  • G. Trénec
  • A. Rizzo
  • C. RizzoEmail author
Molecular Physics and Chemical Physics

Abstract.

We report a new measurement of the Kerr effect of molecular oxygen at λ= 1064 nm. The experimental value reported for the anisotropy of the index of refraction Δ nu l, (3.15±0.85)×10-25  m2 V-2 atm-1, is in good agreement with the value of 3.4×10-25 m2 V-2 atm-1 obtained via an ab initio calculation. We show that the dependence of the effect on the pressure is not linear because of the presence of a collision-induced absorption band around 1060 nm due to the transition from the X3 Σ- g ground state to the 1Δg state. We also give the value of the quadratic anisotropy Δnu q (-1.03±0.68)×10-25 m2 V-2 atm-2. We finally compare our ab initio theoretical and experimental results with previous existing data.

Keywords

Oxygen Spectroscopy Neural Network Anisotropy State Physics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bielsa
    • 1
  • R. Battesti
    • 2
  • C. Robilliard
    • 1
  • G. Bialolenker
    • 1
    • 3
  • G. Bailly
    • 1
  • G. Trénec
    • 1
  • A. Rizzo
    • 4
  • C. Rizzo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité, IRSAMC, CNRS/UPSToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Pulsés, CNRS/UPS/INSAToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Nuclear Research Center NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  4. 4.Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici, CNRPisaItaly

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