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Why do polarizers only work within a certain range?

  1. Dec 20, 2014 #1
    i understand why λ_min exists but why λ_max?
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    hi there

    I think you are going to have to elaborate a bit more

    particularly where you got an idea of minimum and maximum wavelengths
    references ??

    what sort of polarisers ? sun glasses type ?, camera type?, scientific use ones ?

    The polariser I use on my camera works well across the full visible spectrum
    maybe further each way, I have no idea

    Dave
     
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