Graded-index model of a fish double cone exhibits differential polarization sensitivity

M. P. Rowe, N. Engheta, S. S. Easter, Edward N Pugh Jr

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Cone pairs fused along the adjacent faces of their inner segments are called double cones. They are found in the retinas of many fish. In this article the hypothesis is studied that states that the shape of the sunfish double cones confers a differential polarization sensitivity on those cones. A background for further elaboration of this hypothesis is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-70
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


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