An electro-optic device is used that permits the measurement of polarized absorption spectra (linear dichroism). The change of the polarization state of a light beam brought about by passage through the optic elements of a dichrograph are described mathematically by a transformation of the Stokes vector. The polarization or absorption properties of the optical elements are described by the Mueller matrices. The dichroic properties of sheep retina and cornea are studied <i>in vitro</i>.
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A. M. Benoit, K. Naoun, V. Louis-Dorr, L. Mala, and A. Raspiller, "Linear Dichroism of the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Expressed with Mueller Matrices," Appl. Opt. 40, 565-569 (2001)