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Double refraction

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Double refraction

(Science: microscopy) The refraction of light in two slightly different directions to form two rays or vector components. Each ray is polarized, and their vibration directions are perpendicular to each other. Furthermore, each ray has a different velocity, and therefore a different refractive index.

See: birefringence.