Definition of plane polarization in English:

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plane polarization


[mass noun]
A process restricting the vibrations of electromagnetic radiation, especially light, to one direction.
Example sentences
  • Details are also given of a device which compensates for the spurious partial plane polarization that otherwise causes slight differences in reflectance readings when the polarizer on a microscope is rotated, and which simplifies the operations involved in making reflectance measurements on very small grains.



Example sentences
  • In 1845 he studied the effect of a magnetic field on plane-polarised light.
  • If all electrons in a material vibrated in the same direction, all the light emitted would be plane-polarized.
  • Variable degrees of alteration are responsible for the chalky white colour of the rocks, giving the plagioclase a dusty appearance in plane-polarized light.

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