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  • Vol. 57, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1967
  • pp: 430_1–431

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Dispersed Depolarization by Altered Surface Layers*

WILLIAM L. PRIMAK  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 430_1-431 (1967)

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WILLIAM L. PRIMAK, "Dispersed Depolarization by Altered Surface Layers*," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 430_1-431 (1967)

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  1. W. Primak, J. AppI. Phys. 35, 1342 (1964).
  2. The instrument used in photoelastic studies is conventionally properly called a polariscope because the polarizer and analyzer are maintained in fixed relationship, either crossed or parallel; and the readings taken with a compensator inserted between these elements, along with object. Ambiguity arises when the de Senarmont compensator is used because in this case the ellipticity of the light is resolved with a λ/4 plate the analyzer is rotated to take readings. Such instruments are sometimes referred to as polarimeters, other times also as polariscopes.
  3. For lack of a better term, this older usage is employed: "... applied optics to describe the effect of a polarizing medium, as a crystalline plate, in causing the reappearance of a ray, in consequence of a change in plane of polarization which previously to the change was intercepted the analyzer ..." from Webster's New International Dictionary (G. and Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass., 1937), 2nd ed.
  4. W. Primak, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 13, 279 (1960).
  5. O. S. Heavens, Optical Properties of Thin Films (Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1965), p. 51.
  6. H. Osterberg and L. W. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 1073, 1078 (1964).
  7. D. W. Wilmot and E. R. Schineller, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 839 (1966).
  8. W. Primak and J. Luthra, Phys. Rev. 150, 551 (1966).

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