Abstract

A new optical method of studying the dispersion of the photoelastic constants of glasses is described. Experimental results on a specimen of glass are compared with those obtained by Filon’s method. The sensitivity of the method is discussed. The applicability of the birefringent compensator method to the study of the dispersion of photoelastic constants of uniaxial and biaxial crystals is indicated.

© 1961 Optical Society of America

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