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Conical Internal Refraction

The built-in power of DIFFRACT allows you to investigate some of the more exotic phenomena of Classical Optics. For example, you may send a collimated beam of circularly polarized light along one of the optical axes of a biaxially birefringent crystal, and observe the emerging double-cone of light with its unusual state of polarization.

(left) Emergent intensity distribution and (right) distribution
of polarization orientation on emergent wavefront.

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