Savart polariscope

Savart polariscope

[′sa′vär pə′lar·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A polariscope consisting of a specially constructed double-plate polarizer and a tourmaline plate analyzer; polarized light passing through the instrument is indicated by the presence of parallel colored fringes, while unpolarized light results in a uniform field.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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