Polarization of Light by Crystals
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In this chapter, we show how crystal birefringence can be used to change the polarization of an electromagnetic wave and thus obtain light in a well-defined polarization state. Various devices using this birefringence are described: linear polarizers and phase shifting plates.
KeywordsLinear Polarizer Circular Polarization Neutral Line Stokes Parameter Canada Balsam
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