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written by Michael Davidson, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Kenneth R. Spring, and Douglas B. Murphy
published by the Olympus America, Inc. and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an interactive Java simulation for students of introductory physics or optics relating to birefringence.  It features a virtual crystal whose optical axis and refractive index may be adjusted to alter the divergence angle of an incident light beam.  This item is part of a larger collection of materials on introductory optics developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Refractive Index
- Polarization
= Birefringence
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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- application/java
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© 1998 National High Magnetic Field Laboratory-2008
Keywords:
Simulations, birefringence, birefringent crystals, optics, polarization, polarized light, refractive index
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Metadata instance created April 3, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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May 1, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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June 15, 2006
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AIP Format
M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, K. Spring, and D. Murphy, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/crystalwavefronts/).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, K. Spring, and D. Murphy, Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/crystalwavefronts/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Parry-Hill, M., Spring, K., & Murphy, D. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/crystalwavefronts/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Parry-Hill, K. Spring, and D. Murphy. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/crystalwavefronts/ (accessed 18 December 2017).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Kenneth R. Spring, and Douglas B. Murphy. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/crystalwavefronts/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Kenneth R. Spring and Douglas B. Murphy", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {18 December 2017}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer: Birefringence Variations with Crystal Orientation:

Is Based On Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Optical Birefringence

This item is the full tutorial by the same authors relating to birefringence, also known as double refraction of light.  It contains an introduction to birefringence and links to several related interactive Java simulations.

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