tint of passage

tint of passage

[′tint əv ′pas·ij]
(optics)
The color produced when a plate which is colorless, but which rotates the plane of polarization of polarized light passing through it by an amount which depends on the wavelength of the light, is placed between crossed polarizers.
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Tint of passage #1 (b) 577 1.00 (1st order fringe) Blue 620 1.06 Blue-Green 700 1.20 Green-Yellow 800 1.38 Orange 940 1.62 Red 1050 1.81 Indigo-Violet: tint of passage #2 1150 2.00 (2nd order fringe) Green 1300 2.25 Green-Yellow 1400 2.46 Pink 1500 2.60 Violet.