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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. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

Year introduced: 1968(1964)

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Tree Number(s): G01.590.080

MeSH Unique ID: D001718

Entry Terms:

  • Birefringences
  • Birefraction
  • Birefractions
  • Double Refraction
  • Double Refractions
  • Refraction, Double
  • Refractions, Double

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