dissymmetry factor

dissymmetry factor

[di′sim·ə·trē ‚fak·tər]
(optics)
A quantity which expresses the strength of circular dichroism, equal to the difference in the absorption indices for left and right circularly polarized light divided by the absorption index for ordinary light of the same wavelength. Also known as anisotropy factor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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