Temperature dependence of Kerr constant for water at 658 nm and for pulsed intense electric fields

The temperature dependence of the Kerr constant for water has been determined over the range 19 °C-45 °C at a wavelength of 658 nm. This paper presents the experimental arrangement used for this purpose and the data obtained, for which a polynomial fit is provided. A formula is also suggested to help estimate the variation of the Kerr constant for water with both temperature and wavelength.