birefringent


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birefringent

An optical property of a material that causes the polarizations of light to travel at different speeds. See dispersion.
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Beneath the nervous tissue layer is a thin layer of dense, fibrous, birefringent connective tissue that shows staining reactions typical of collagen.
characterized by macronodular hepatic cirrhosis with numerous foamy macrophages and birefringent crystals in the bile ducts, was already reported in one sheep with poor body conditions, exercise intolerance, and photosensitization while still a lamb (FACCIN et al.
He found that many structures in living tissue were birefringent, including muscle, connective tissue, bone, and even the mitotic spindle in dividing cells (Fig.
Histologically, granulomas can be visualized as birefringent needle-shaped talc crystals in multinucleated giant cells under polarized light.
In the case that all coefficients are constants, system (1) is a model to describe one-dimensional light propagation through a linearly birefringent lossless optical fiber, taking into account the Kerr effect (see Menyuk [30, 31], Agrawal [32], and Evangelides Jr.
The calcified deposits showed weakly positive birefringent polarized light, suggestive of CPPD crystals, and these findings were consistent with tumoral CPPDCD (Figures 6(c) and 6(d)).
Sipe, "Bound solitary waves in a birefringent optical fiber," Physical Review A, vol.
An optical retarder can be easily implemented by birefringent optical media such as PMF or optical waveguides on LiNbO3.
The birefringent regions originating from the center of the specimen are clearly recognizable.