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Light polarization

  1. Apr 25, 2010 #1
    When light enters a substance that polarizing it by scattering does that mean that the medium sends all the consituent light waves off in different directions depending on what direction they are oscillating in? In other words does the scattering of a beam of light split it into it into a load of polarized beams?
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2010 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Are you asking about the Brewster angle? Or maybe birefringent materials? Or something else...?
     
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