plane-polarized love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • See polarization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of a moving wave) vibrating in a single plane


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  • In section 33.8, Penrose brings in "Massless fields of mixed helicity-such as a plane-polarized photon, which is the sum of a right-handed and left-handed part".

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • In 1873, after van't Hoff had moved to Paris to work with Charles Adolphe Wurtz, he realized that the phenomenon of optical activity possessed by some organic molecules — their ability to rotate plane-polarized light — could be explained by the two possible arrangements of four different substituents in the space around a carbon atom.

    Van't Hoff, Jacobus Henricus

  • A similar rotation is now familiar in the well-known tests of sugars -- lævulose and dextrose -- which rotate plane-polarized light to left and right, respectively.

    The New Heavens

  • 'Now, two things are clear: first, that if the light be plane-polarized -- that is, if all the vibrations throughout the entire ray are rectilinear and in one plane -- they must in all their bearings have reference to a particular direction in space, so that they will be differently affected by different positions of the analyzer.

    Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

  • And if we examine carefully the spectrum of light which has passed through a selenite, or other ordinary crystal, we shall find that, commencing with two consecutive bands in position, the parts occupied by the bands and those midway between them are plane-polarized, for they become alternately dark and bright; while the intermediate parts,

    Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

  • In fact, plane-polarized light is alternately transmitted and extinguished by the analyzer as it is turned through 90°; while circularly polarized light [if we could get a single ray] remains to all appearance unchanged.

    Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873

  • The lesson here is that plane-polarized optics do not work well in combination with polarizing sunglasses.

    Defense Review

  • The rear lens on the EOTech is plane-polarized, necessary for the holographic aspect to work.

    Defense Review

  • So, if you're wearing polarized sunglasses, i.e. sunglasses with polarized lenses, and you're looking through the EOTech at too large an angle from an "awkward shooting position", the EOTech's plane-polarized optics and your sunglasses polarized lenses cancel each other out.

    Defense Review

  • It is then the interaction of plane-polarized light with a birefringent specimen that results in image contrast.



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