Depolarizer


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De`po´lar`i`zer


n.1.(Elec.) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.
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Mercuric chloride was used as an antiseptic and is now being used as wood preservative, photographic intensifier, dry battery depolarizer, tanning agent for leather, catalysts in the manufacture of chemicals such as vinyl chloride and disinfectant.
This is a polarizer of some type to control the polarization of the incident light, or a depolarizer if we needed to imitate naturally polarized light.
The numerator represents the Euclidean distance from the ideal depolarizer to the nondepolarizing Mueller matrix.