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Nov2612, 12:16 PM

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Dear friends i know that a wave is linearly polarized if its components have a phase difference of n*∏ and is circularly polarized if phase difference is n*∏/2. But what if phase difference is neither ∏ nor ∏/2? like for E= a_{x} exp(j(βy∏/4)) + a_{z}exp(j(βy∏/2))... thanx in advance....




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Nov2612, 01:58 PM

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#4
Nov2612, 02:59 PM

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Polarization of Electromagnetic wave
Both ways will produce elliptical polarisation. After all, it's only adding / resolving vectors.
[Edit: look at some Lissajous Figures, they will show the way that patterns can be obtained. They are directly analogous to what happens with polarisation] 


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