Scattering polarizer with anisotropic crystals in a polyolefin polymer

Takamitsu Okumura, Takeshi Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Koike, Akihiro Tagaya

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An overview of a scattering polarizer containing calcium carbonate whiskers (aragonite) in a polyolefin polymer was presented. A refractive index match and mismatch was observed from the uniaxial orientation of the host polymer and the alignment of aragonite in the drawing direction. The results demonstrated the dependence of the transmittance on the polarization direction of the incident light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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