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Polarization

Sönke Johnsen

in The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines polarization. As with radiometry, polarization can be a confusing topic. Unfortunately, unlike radiometry, its complexity is not primarily due to confusing units. The physics of ... More


Spatial Vision

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

in Visual Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about how humans are accustomed to seeing the world in high resolution. Compared to many other animals, humans' eyes are not particularly sensitive to light; nor is their sense of ... More


Sensory mechanisms of animal orientation and navigation

Rachel Muheim, Jannika Boström, Susanne Åkesson, and Miriam Liedvogel

in Animal Movement Across Scales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199677184
eISBN:
9780191785696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

The question of how animals find their way during migration, which orientation cues they use, and how they can perceive the information and transfer it to a migratory direction has fascinated humans ... More


Ectoparasites

Tim Caro

in Zebra Stripes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411019
eISBN:
9780226411156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411156.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Experimental studies show that glossinid tsetse flies and tabanid horse flies do not like to land on striped surfaces. To extend these findings, rates of tail swishing and being bothered by insects ... More


Optically induced and detected spin current

A. Hirohata

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199600380
eISBN:
9780191775062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600380.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents an alternative method of injecting spin-polarised electrons into a nonmagnetic semiconductor through photoexcitation. This method uses circularly polarised light, whose energy ... More


Optically Induced and Detected Spin Current

A. Hirohata and J.-Y. Kim

in Spin Current

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198787075
eISBN:
9780191829147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787075.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents an alternative method of injecting spin-polarized electrons into a nonmagnetic semiconductor through photoexcitation. This method uses circularly-polarized light, whose energy ... More


Electromagnetic Theory

B. D. Guenther

in Modern Optics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198738770
eISBN:
9780191801983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738770.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Electromagnetic theory, Maxwell’s equations, and Poynting’s theorem are used to derive the following properties of light waves: (1) the wave nature of light; (2) the fact that light is a transverse ... More


Qubits

Jeffrey Bub

in Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 2 clarifies the connection between Bananaworld correlations and quantum correlations with an introduction to the simplest quantum systems, qubits, using polarized photons – particles of light ... More


Faraday Rotation

Robert N. Compton and Michael A. Duncan

in Laser Experiments for Chemistry and Physics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198742975
eISBN:
9780191816932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742975.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The first observation of the relation between light and magnetism was by Michael Faraday and is known as the Faraday Effect. Faraday noted that linearly polarized light passing through a transparent ... More


Orientation and navigation

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter elucidates the various means that migrants use to find their way. They range from relatively simple orientation to chemical cues to very complex chronobiological interactions between ... More


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