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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: optically active material
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Definition: a material that can rotate the polarization of linearly polarized optical radiation that passes through it

NOTE – An optically active material exhibits different refractive indices for left and right circular polarizations.


Publication date:1991-10
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Internal notes:2016-01-06: Spelling of "polarisation" (6 hits) harmonized to "polarization" (146 hits) and "polarised" (3 hits) to "polarized" (47 hits). JGO
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