Definition of double refraction in English:

double refraction

Line breaks: double re|frac¦tion


[mass noun] Physics
  • Division of a single incident light ray or other electromagnetic wave into two separate rays in an anisotropic medium.
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    • On the other hand, I used to find him plunged as deeply into the study of light polarisation, diffraction, and interference, single and double refraction, and all manner of strange organic compounds.
    • Today, there are four basic methods for polarizing light: absorption, reflection, double refraction, and scattering.
    • Think of the strain lines showing up under polarized light in diamonds with anomalous double refraction.

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