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  • adj. Of or pertaining to birefringence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Doubly refractive; possessing the property of separating a ray of light into two rays by double refraction. See refraction.

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  • adj. relating to or characterized by double refraction

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Examples

  • The stone would like have been made of a so-called birefringent material, like calcite or certain plastics, that can split light into separate rays.

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  • Suppose now that photons 1 and 2 impinge respectively on the faces of birefringent crystal polarization analyzers I and II, with the entrance face of each analyzer perpendicular to z.

    Bell's Theorem

  • "White" carbon is transparent birefringent material.

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  • May 22, 2006, 5: 09 pm cheap fioricet says: cheap fioricet decision bravos? birefringent

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  • In fact, they did find some birefringent material in there, and that ` s why she may have been penetrated by some object.

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  • In this July 8, 2010 photo, University of California at Berkeley Professor Marty Banks gestures beside the birefringent lens display in Berkeley, Calif.

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  • In this July 8, 2010 photo, University of California at Berkeley Professor Marty Banks looks through a birefringent lens display Thursday, July 8, 2010, in Berkeley, Calif.

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  • BSP has been extended to model extraordinary ray propagation through uniaxial, birefringent crystals.

  • In contrast, polarizing prisms are birefringent crystals that divide incident non-polarized light into separate components polarized orthogonally to each other.

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  • The result is a transparent birefringent crystal, known as a

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