The BMV experiment: a novel apparatus to study the propagation of light in a transverse magnetic field
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- Battesti, R., Pinto Da Souza, B., Batut, S. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2008) 46: 323. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2007-00306-3
In this paper, we describe in detail the BMV (Biréfringence Magnétique du Vide) experiment, a novel apparatus to study the propagation of light in a transverse magnetic field. It is based on a very high finesse Fabry-Perot cavity and on pulsed magnets specially designed for this purpose. We justify our technical choices and we present the current status and perspectives.
PACS.42.25.Lc Birefringence 78.20.Ls Magneto optical effects 12.20.-m Quantum electrodynamics
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