polarized light

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electromagnetic radiation with a range of wavelength between 390 (violet) and 770 (red) nanometers, capable of stimulating the subjective sensation of sight; sometimes considered to include ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well.
idioretinal light (intrinsic light) the sensation of light in the complete absence of external stimuli.
polarized light light of which the vibrations are made over one plane or in circles or ellipses.
Wood's light ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor source, transmitted through a nickel-oxide filter (Wood's filter or glass), which holds back all but a few violet rays and passes ultraviolet rays of wavelength around 365 nm; used in diagnosis of fungal infections of the scalp and erythrasma, and to reveal the presence of porphyrins and fluorescent minerals.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

po·lar·ized light

light in which, as a result of reflection or transmission through certain media, the vibrations are all in one plane, transverse to the ray, instead of in all planes.
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po·lar·ized light

(pō'lăr-īzd līt)
Light in which, as a result of reflection or transmission through certain media, the vibrations are all in one plane, transverse to the ray, instead of in all planes.
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First, we want to investigate the effect of irradiation with linearly polarized light on the azopolymeric microstructures.
In this article, we discuss the role of Shinya Inoue in the reemergence of light microscopy in cell biology, with a focus on polarized light microscopy.
The technology could ultimately be used to diagnose other conditions caused by crystals forming in bodily fluids and those currently diagnosed using conventional polarized light microscopes like kidney stones, for example.
depicts the real and imaginary part of effective mode indices of both x and y polarized light as a function of wavelength.
Still, Kirchhoff's observation relative to tourmaline [1], these others [6-14], and many more, which highlight the importance of anisotropy relative to the emission of polarized light, have been discounted by astronomy.
Polarized light microscopy combined with FTIR microscopy can aid a scientist in analyzing a variety of layers (Figure 2).
Using a thermal stage with a polarized light microscope is the preferred method because it offers the scientist the advantage of directly observing phase transitions.
Astronomers had hoped the unique B-mode polarization signature from the early cosmos would allow them to effective "see" portions of the universe that are invisible to optical telescopes as gravity from denser portions of the universe tug on the polarized light, slightly deflecting its passage through the cosmos during its 13.8 billion year trip to Earth.
Figure 1(a) shows that the DOF for the circularly polarized light is almost the same as that of the radially polarized light when the annulus ratio is over 0.6.
The multiple-magnification light microscope can employ various contrast methods, including fluorescent and polarized light. The SPM tests samples with a lever arm equipped with an atomically sharp tip.
By measuring the effects of the magnetic field on polarized light moving through it, the LM-S sensor can determine the strike's maximum strength, rate of rise, charge, and specific energy.
This halogen bulb is excellently suited not only for brightfield reflected light but especially for darkfield and differential interference contrast in circularly polarized light (C-DIC) as well as Polarized light.