compensator


compensator
   Any variety of optical devices that can be placed in the light path of a polarizing microscope to introduce fixed or variable retardation comparable with that exhibited by the fiber. The retardation and signs of elongation of the fiber may then be determined. Compensators may employ a fixed mineral plate of constant or varying thickness or a mineral plate that may be rotated to alter the thickness presented to the optical path (and retardation introduced) by a set amount.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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