dispersion of birefringence


dispersion of birefringence
   The variation of birefringence with wavelength of light. When dispersion of birefringence is significant in a particular fiber, anomalous interference colors not appearing in the regular color sequence of the Michel-Levy chart may result. Strong dispersion of birefringence may also interfere with the accurate determination of retardation in highly birefringent fibers.

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