Abstract

An electro-optic device is used that permits the measurement of polarized absorption spectra (linear dichroism). The change of the polarization state of a light beam brought about by passage through the optic elements of a dichrograph are described mathematically by a transformation of the Stokes vector. The polarization or absorption properties of the optical elements are described by the Mueller matrices. The dichroic properties of sheep retina and cornea are studied in vitro.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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