Babinet compensator

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Babinet compensator

[bä·bi′nā ‚käm·pen′sād·ər]
(optics)
A device for working with polarized light, made of two quartz prisms, assembled in a rhomb, to enable the optical retardation to be adjusted to positive or negative values.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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