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Double Refraction by a Uniaxial Crystal

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“. . . Light traveling through such an anisotropic medium can exhibit double refraction or birefringence, in which an unpolarized incident light ray splits into two polarized rays with mutually perpendicular planes of vibration.” — Wolfram Demonstrations Project

Instrumentation: cello and piano
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: 8 March 2015 by Geoffrey Burleson, piano, and David Russell, cello
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