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written by Michael Davidson and Robert Sutter
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 anisotropy.  It features a virtual wood block being hit by pinballs, which serves as a model for the behavior of light passing through anisotropic crystals.  Users may toggle between sinusoidal and wavefront representations.  This item is part of a larger collection of materials on introductory optics.

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
Keywords:
Simulations, anisotropy, birefringence, birefringent materials, optics
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Metadata instance created April 3, 2008 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
April 26, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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June 15, 2006
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AIP Format
M. Davidson and R. Sutter, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/acoustics/).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Davidson and R. Sutter, Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy, (Olympus America, Inc., Center Valley, 1998), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/acoustics/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M., & Sutter, R. (2006, June 15). Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from Olympus America, Inc.: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/acoustics/
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael, and Robert Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/acoustics/ (accessed 12 December 2017).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael, and Robert Sutter. Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy. Center Valley: Olympus America, Inc., 1998. 15 June 2006. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/polarizedlight/acoustics/>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson and Robert Sutter", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy}, Publisher = {Olympus America, Inc.}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {12 December 2017}, Month = {June 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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Molecular Expressions: Light and Color - Acoustical Model of Anisotropy:

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

This is the full tutorial on optical birefringence by the same authors.  It explains basic concepts and links to a variety of interactive Java simulations on the topic.

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