circular polarized light

circular polarized light

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  • polarized light microscope — (PLM)    A refined biological microscope stands to which several special purpose features have been added. These features should include, at minimum, a polarizer, an analyzer, a rotatable circular stage, a cross hair ocular, and a compensator… …   Forensic science glossary

  • Circular dichroism — (CD) refers to the differential absorption of left and right circularly polarized light.[1][2] This phenomenon was discovered by Jean Baptiste Biot, Augustin Fresnel, and Aimé Cotton in the first half of the 19th century.[3] It is exhibited in… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnetization reversal by circularly polarized light — Discovered only recently (2006) by C.D. Stanciu and F. Hansteen and published in Physical Review Letters[1][2] this effect is generally called all optical magnetization reversal. This magnetization reversal technique refers to a method of… …   Wikipedia

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  • circular dichroism — n 1) the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left plane polarized light so that the emergent light is elliptically polarized 2) a spectroscopic technique that makes use of circular dichroism …   Medical dictionary

  • Circular polarization — The electric field vectors of a traveling circularly polarized electromagnetic wave. In electrodynamics, circular polarization[1] of an electromagnetic wave is a polarization in which the electric field of the passing wave does not change… …   Wikipedia

  • light — light1 lightful, adj. lightfully, adv. /luyt/, n., adj., lighter, lightest, v., lighted or lit, lighting. n. 1. something that makes things visible or affords illumination: All colors depend on light. 2. Physics …   Universalium

  • Circular polarization in nature — Only a few mechanisms in nature are known to systematically produce circularly polarized light. In 1911, Albert Abraham Michelson discovered that light reflected from the golden scarab beetle Plusiotis resplendens is preferentially left handed.… …   Wikipedia

  • circular dichroism — noun 1. : the property (as of an optically active medium) of unequal absorption of right and left circularly plane polarized light so that the emergent light is elliptically polarized 2. : a spectroscopic technique that makes use of circular… …   Useful english dictionary

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