Formal term for cross-polarization effect

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Hi everyone,

A friend of mine attending university in Japan is trying to write a paper in English discussing the effect that occurs when looking at a screen through polarized sun glasses (i.e. it looks dark or black).

She is looking for a formal term that specifically addresses the screen appearing black, rather than the cross-polarization that underlies the effect. The phenomenon rather than it's mechanics.

Is there a formal term for that? Occlusion doesn't sound like it would be right, but maybe it is; I am not a scientist (only trying to help out).

- nrb
 

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sophiecentaur
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"Polarisation discrimination"?
"Cancellation of cross polar component"?
But the term "Cross Polarisation" is used in the contexts of Light and RF, so what's wrong with it?
 
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Hi sophiecentaur and e-pie,

On the basis of your feedback she's going to go with "cross-polarization effect" and "cross-polarization problem" in her paper.

Apparently they have a specific word for this in Japanese, and she was looking for a precise equivalent in English. That said, I think this will be fine.

Thank you very much for your input. I recognize this isn't exactly exciting stuff.

- nrb
 
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I have also come across the term "Cross polar rejection".
There is a range of terms and the context of a well written article will resolve any possible confusion. I would suggest that your friend reads around. Google search and then a search of each document can save time when you are after a specific word and its uses.
 
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Extinction. I think this is the word used by researchers like Faraday.
 
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