what is a nicol prism?

Asked by mimilogic | 12th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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Nicol prism is a type of polarizer. It is an optical device which is used to generate a beam of polarized light.
It was the first type of polarizing prism to be invented. In 1828 William Nicol invented it. It consists of crystal of calcite.
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Answered by  | 13th Nov, 2010, 12:22: AM

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