Ukrainian Journal of Physical Optics 

Number  4, Volume 6,  2005

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Estimation of the Birefringence Change in Crystals Induced by Gravitation Field  
Vlokh R., Kostyrko M.

Institute of Physical Optics, 23 Dragomanov St., 79005 Lviv, Ukraine

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The effect of gravitation field of spherically symmetric mass on the birefringent properties of crystals has been analysed. It has been shown that the gravitation field with spherical symmetry can lead to a change of birefringence in anisotropic media.

Keywords: gravitation field, birefringence, crystal optics, symmetry
PACS: 42.25.Lc, 78.20.Ci, 04.20.Cv

doi 10.3116/16091833/6/4/125/2005

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