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written by Michael Davidson, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Douglas B. Murphy, Kenneth R. Spring, and John Long
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 calcite crystal superimposed over the word "Birefringence".  Due to the refractive properties of this type of crystal, the letters appear as a ghosted double image.  The user can rotate the crystal and the polarizer to alter the transmission axis.  This item is part of a larger collection of materials on introductory optics developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- 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 calcite, birefringent materials, calcite birefringence, calcite crystal, optics, polarization, polarized light, refractive index
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Metadata instance created April 3, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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April 27, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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June 15, 2006
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AIP Format
M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, D. Murphy, K. Spring, and J. Long, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Davidson, M. Parry-Hill, D. Murphy, K. Spring, and J. Long, Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., Parry-Hill, M., Murphy, D., Spring, K., & Long, J. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/
Chicago Format
Davidson, M, M. Parry-Hill, D. Murphy, K. Spring, and J. Long. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/ (accessed 13 December 2017).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, Matthew J. Parry-Hill, Douglas B. Murphy, Kenneth R. Spring, and John Long. Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Matthew J. Parry-Hill and Douglas B. Murphy and Kenneth R. Spring and John Long", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {13 December 2017}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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%A Kenneth R. Spring
%A John Long
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%D June 15, 2006
%I Olympus America, Inc.
%C Center Valley
%U http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/
%O application/java

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%A Parry-Hill, Matthew J.
%A Murphy, Douglas B.
%A Spring, Kenneth R.
%A Long, John
%D June 15, 2006
%T Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals
%I Olympus America, Inc.
%V 2017
%N 13 December 2017
%8 June 15, 2006
%9 application/java
%U http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/calcite/


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Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Birefringence in Calcite Crystals:

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

This item is the full tutorial by the same authors on the topic of optical birefringence.  It contains basic concepts and links to several related interactive Java simulations.

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