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The resolution or splitting of a light wave into two unequally reflected or transmitted waves by an optically anisotropic medium such as calcite or quartz. Also called double refraction.

bi′re·frin′gent adj.
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Adj.1.birefringent - relating to or characterized by double refractionbirefringent - relating to or characterized by double refraction
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a. birrefringente, de refracción doble.
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The oxalate crystals were characterized by translucent, pale yellow, highly birefringent, anisotropic linear shapes arranged in sheaves and rosettes (Figure 3).
First presented (for this application) by the authors in [5], such gratings have short length and slightly taperized structures, due to the high tension the fiber is submitted to during manufacture, leading to highly birefringent structures within the fiber's cross section.