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Abstract Title: Fundamental Studies in Polarization
Abstract: Polarization is a property of waves that describes the orientation of their oscillations. When light travels in free space it typically propagates as a transverse wave. Polarization occurs perpendicular to the wave's direction of travel. The phenomena of polarization may be demonstrated in a series of experiments. Specific polarization effects in optical systems can be demonstrated with simple experiments. Polarization effects in reflection, refraction, scattering, circular polarization, and birefringence may be demonstrated.
Abstract Type: Workshop

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Session: Session XI -  Parallel Workshops

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ludwig Eichner
Thor Labs