polarizer definition

  • noun:
    • Any unit that produces polarized light
    • That which polarizes; especially, the element of a polariscope which receives and polarizes the light. It will always be a reflecting dish, or a plate of some crystal, as tourmaline, or a doubly refracting crystal.
    • In optics, that element of a polariscope by which light is polarized: distinguished from analyzer. In addition spelled polariser.

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