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The BMV experiment : a novel apparatus to study the propagation of light in a transverse magnetic field

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.

preprint sur http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf...

DOI : 10.1140/epjd/e2007-00306-3

Voir en ligne : Eur. Phys. J. D 46, 323–333 (2008)