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Birefringent Crystals


Quartz Crystals

Optically, crystalline quartz is used extensively as a wave retardationmedium, using the birefringent properties for use in quarter-wave platesand in polarizers. Quartz is mined naturally, but more commonly produced synthetically in large long faceted crystals.

Quartz is positive birefringent.