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Applications Of Optical Activity To Optical Communications
Author(s): Arthur Einhorn
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Paper Abstract

Historically, optical activity has been studied by physicists and chemists and found its main contribution in physical chemistry. Optical activity is used in chemistry as a means of studying the structure of organic and inorganic substances. Since most amino acids, which are the building blocks of life, are optical active, scientists have been able to study samples from extraterrestrial sources using the methods of optical activity to predict the existence of life on other planets. (Ref. 9)

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1973
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0038, Electro-Optics Principles and Applications, (1 June 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953766
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Arthur Einhorn, ESL Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0038:
Electro-Optics Principles and Applications
John B. DeVelis; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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