This paper shows how the polarization of natural light changes in an isotropic lens made from plastically strained synthetic sapphire. A formula is proposed for calculating the degree of polarization of the refracted rays. The refracted light is partially polarized perpendicular to the plane of incidence.
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V. N. Vetrov, B. A. Ignatenkov, and E. V. Urbanovich, "Polarization of light in a lens made from plastically strained synthetic sapphire," J. Opt. Technol. 74, 709-711 (2007)