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yungman
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Feb7-13, 04:28 AM
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What is the theory behind mapping of the latitude and longitude of the sphere in the Poincare Circle to the polarization of the TEM wave?

That is, why:

1) Linear polarization when ε=0 deg?
2) Circular polarization when ε=+/- 45 deg?
3) Elliptical when ε is not 0 or +/- 45 deg?
4) RH rotation if ε=-ve. and LH rotation if ε=+ve.?

Where 2ε= latitude.

Thanks

Alan
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