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Advanced OCT: Making Waves in the Market

Valerie C. Coffey

Optical coherence tomography is poised for further growth thanks to a new wave of progress in applications with commercial potential. Here’s a cross-sectional survey of OCT advances making their way from concept to market. Continue Reading


 

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Two expositions of a scene seen through a glass-window, for different orientations of a dichroic linear polarizer. At the Brewster's angle, the reflected light has vertical polarization. This behavior is shown in the first image where the transmission axis of the linear polarizer is oriented in the same direction of the wave oscillation of the reflected light. The reflection can be attenuated rotating the polarizer until its transmission axis is perpendicular to that oscillation.

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