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diattenuation

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dia- +‎ attenuation

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diattenuation

  1. (physics) attenuation of light that depends upon its polarization
    • 2015, José J. Gil, Razvigor Ossikovski, Ignacio San José, “Singular Mueller matrices”, in arXiv[1]:
      Singular Mueller matrices play an important role in polarization algebra and have peculiar properties that stem from the fact that either the medium exhibits maximum diattenuation and/or polarizance, or because its associated canonical depolarizer has the property of fully randomizing, the circular component (at least) of the states of polarization of light incident on it.