Monthly Archives: August 2007

  • Polarization

    Posted on August 1, 2007 by Chris Chiaverina

    You may not be aware of it, but polarized light is all around you. Do you have an LCD flat screen television, a laptop computer, a calculator, or other liquid crystal display? Well then, you have been exposed to polarized light. Light reflected from non-metallic surfaces such as water, a polished table top, and glass is also partially polarized as is the light scattered by the earth’s atmosphere.

    This post was posted in CoolStuff Newsletters, Light & Color, Optics and was tagged with waves, light, Polarization, polarized plane

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