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birefringence


The splitting of an incident wave into two waves of different velocities and orthogonal polarizations. Birefringence occurs in optical mineralogy (see petrography) when plane-polarized light passes th [..]
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birefringence


See Double refraction.
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birefringence


(Nearly synonymous with double refraction.) Two different real parts of the refractive index for electromagnetic waves, identical except for their states of (orthogonal) polarization. By orthogonal is [..]
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birefringence


In a transparent material, anisotropism of the refractive index, which varies as a function of polarization as well as orientation with respect to the incident ray. Note 1: The term "birefringenc [..]
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birefringence


the phenomenon of double refraction, or the polarization dependence of the refractive index in a medium
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birefringence


(n) splitting a ray into two parallel rays polarized perpendicularly
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birefringence


It is a phenomenon in which an incident light beam inputting into a crystal or anisotropic material splits into two light beams of which oscillation is orthogonal each other.
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birefringence


An optical property of all anisotropic crystals (i.e., virtually all drugs) observed as light and dark areas while the sample is rotated on the microscope stage of a polarizing microscope.
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birefringence


The property of nonisotropic media, such as crystals, whereby a single incident beam of Light traverses the medium as two beams, each plane-polarized, the planes being at right angles to each other. ( [..]
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birefringence


The property of nonisotropic media, such as crystals, whereby a single incident beam of light traverses the medium as two beams, each plane-polarized, the planes being at right angles to each other. ( [..]
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birefringence


The phenomenon of double refraction in crystalline materials. Birefringent materials have slightly different indices of refraction for light that is polarized in different orientations. They will separate incident unpolarized light into its parallel and orthogonal components.
Source: edmundoptics.com

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birefringence


The numerical difference between the maximum and minimum Refractive Index in doubly refracting substances.
Source: gem.org.au


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