Polarization of waves
Penrose, Roger Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Weil, Jonathan F. Senior Staff Editor, "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology," McGraw-Hill Education, New York, New York.
- Nature of light
- Circular polarization
- Relation to spin
- Classical waves
- Orthogonal states of polarization
- Elastic waves
- Polarized and unpolarized light
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The directional dependence of certain wave phenomena, at right angles to the propagation direction of the wave. In particular, ordinary light may be regarded as composed of two such asymmetrical components, referred to as its two states of linear polarization.
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