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Temperature dependence of optical Kerr effect in water and optically active medium
Author(s): Zdzislaw Blaszczak; Maher Farhoud
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Paper Abstract

The first systematic measurements of the temperature dependence of optically induced birefringence in double-distilled water and optically active solutions in the temperature interval from 275 K to 328 K are reported. Also, the absolute value of the optical Kerr constant for water at room temperature (293 K) is measured. We found good agreement between earlier work and ours. The refractive indices and densities of the solutions also were measured in the same temperature interval. From our measurements, the nonlinear molar optical Kerr constant, orientational-redistributional molar optical Kerr constant, mean third-order polarizability and mean nonlinear polarizability for water, and optically active medium also have been determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1922, Laser Study of Macroscopic Biosystems, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146176
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Zdzislaw Blaszczak, A. Mickiewicz Univ. (Poland)
Maher Farhoud, A. Mickiewicz Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1922:
Laser Study of Macroscopic Biosystems

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