Polarizer vs. Analyzer

By Jaxson

  • Polarizer

    A polarizer or polariser is an optical filter that lets light waves of a specific polarization pass through while blocking light waves of other polarizations. It can filter a beam of light of undefined or mixed polarization into a beam of well-defined polarization, that is polarized light. The common types of polarizers are linear polarizers and circular polarizers. Polarizers are used in many optical techniques and instruments, and polarizing filters find applications in photography and LCD technology. Polarizers can also be made for other types of electromagnetic waves besides light, such as radio waves, microwaves, and X-rays.

  • Polarizer (noun)

    One who polarizes.

    “a polarizer of opinions”

  • Polarizer (noun)

    Any device that produces polarized light.

  • Analyzer (noun)

    an instrument for the analysis of something

  • Analyzer (noun)

    a person who analyzes


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