Noise characterization for resonantly enhanced polarimetric vacuum magnetic-birefringence experiments.

  title={Noise characterization for resonantly enhanced polarimetric vacuum magnetic-birefringence experiments.},
  author={Michael T. Hartman and Alice Riv{\`e}re and R Battesti and C Rizzo},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={88 12},
In this work we present data characterizing the sensitivity of the Biréfringence Magnetique du Vide (BMV) instrument. BMV is an experiment attempting to measure vacuum magnetic birefringence (VMB) via the measurement of an ellipticity induced in a linearly polarized laser field propagating through a birefringent region of vacuum in the presence of an external magnetic field. Correlated measurements of laser noise alongside the measurement in the main detection channel allow us to separate… 

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