Circular birefringence postulated

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Historical Context Note

Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827) phenomenologically explains optical activity by introducing circular birefringence

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Editors. "Circular birefringence postulated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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