The Cotton–Mouton constants of argon, krypton, and xenon have been measured relative to nitrogen at room temperature and ambient pressure for λ = 514.5 nm. Upper limits for helium and neon have been determined. The sensitivity of the apparatus was Δnmin = 0.8 × 10−14 for a measuring time of 1 sec.
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S. Carusotto, E. Iacopini, E. Polacco, F. Scuri, G. Stefanini, and E. Zavattini, "Measurement of the magnetic birefringence of noble gases," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 635-640 (1984)