Polarization

[Restart] Click and drag to rotate about the axes. Now only the electric field is shown.


What is the original polarization state?
right circular
+45 - Correct!
vertical
-45
horizontal
left circular


What is the final polarization state?

left circular
horizontal - Correct!
vertical
-45
+45
right circular


What should be the intensity ratio of Iout/Iin if these are ideal polarizers? [0.5 ]

What is wrong with this picture?

Key: phase and magnitude

 

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Larry Martin and Tait Swenson, North Park University