interference figure

interference figure

[‚in·tər′fir·əns ‚fig·yər]
(optics)
A pattern of light and dark areas observed with a conoscope when a birefringent crystal is placed in a convergent beam of linearly polarized light.
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Optical data: An indistinct nearly uniaxial interference figure of unknown character is seen in transmitted light.
The simplest applications are measuring properties such as crystal angles, birefringance, and interference figures at constant elevated or reduced temperatures.

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