What is nicol prism?

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

First Published On: Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:52 AM

Nicol prism

Nicol prism was invented by William Nicol in 1828. It is an optical device used for producing and analyzing plane polarized light. The nicol prism is made in such a way that it eliminates one of the two rays by total internal reflection. It is generally found that it eliminates the ordinary ray and only the extraordinary ray is transmitted through the prism.



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