Kerr constant

Kerr constant

[′kər ′kän·stənt]
(optics)
A measure of the strength of the Kerr effect in a substance, equal to the difference between the extraordinary and ordinary indices of refraction divided by the product of the light's wavelength and the square of the electric field.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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