# Homework Help: Kramers-Kronig Mathematica code

1. Apr 13, 2013

### snickersnee

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I'm trying to write Mathematica code to use Kramers-Kronig on a csv file with 2 columns. Column 1 is h(eV). It goes from 0 to 6, in increments of 0.1. Column 2 is alpha (cm^-1).
In the equation below, I'm guessing column 1 is Ω. But what should I put in for ω?

2. Relevant equations

(Source: http://www.rp-photonics.com/kramers_kronig_relations.html)
3. The attempt at a solution

Code (Text):
c = 300000000;

data = Import[
"kk.csv", "CSV"];
column1 = data[[All, 1]];
column2 = data[[All, 2]];

output :=
1 + (c )/(pi) NIntegrate[
column2/(column1^2 - omega^2), {column1, 0.1, 0, infinity},
Method -> "PrincipalValue", Exclusions -> Automatic]

Plot[output, {column1, 0, 6}, AxesOrigin -> {0, 0}]

2. Apr 17, 2013

### CompuChip

It's been a while so I've forgotten most about this stuff, but I noticed that $\Omega$ is your integration variable. Also column1 is a defined list and your integration variable is supposed to be a dummy, I think, so I'm not sure what you have written will actually work.

Since $\omega$ (lower-case omega) is the variable on the left hand side, I would expect that you get a function, i.e.
Code (Text):

output := Function[\[omega], (* NIntegrate expression *)]
Plot[output, {\[omega], ..., ...}]