Photonics Dictionary


The property exhibited by certain birefringent crystals in which the degree with which they transmit polarized light is different, depending on whether the ray is ordinary or extraordinary. An example is tourmaline, which transmits the extraordinary ray, but has a high absorbance in relation to its ordinary ray.
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