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.
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