Savart plate

Savart plate

[sa′vär ‚plāt]
(optics)
A device consisting of a pair of calcite plates having the same thickness, cut along the natural cleavage faces, and mounted with corresponding faces perpendicular to each other; used to detect polarization of light by means of interference fringes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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