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Birefringent Crystals
# 6H35.10


Description: These calcite crystals are a birefringent medium, so they split one light beam into two beams. There are different indices of refraction for different polarizations. In p polarization, n=1.4864 and in s polarization n=1.6584. Placed on text, images appears double.

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Freier and Anderson Om-6 Use a second calcite crystal to show the polarization of the ordinary and extraordinary rays.

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