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Polarization of Electromagnetic wave

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Nov26-12, 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= ax exp(-j(βy-∏/4)) + azexp(-j(βy-∏/2))... thanx in advance....
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sophiecentaur
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Nov26-12, 01:42 PM
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Try Elliptical?
It's the term used in RF.
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Nov26-12, 01:58 PM
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Quote Quote by sophiecentaur View Post
Try Elliptical?
It's the term used in RF.
In eliptical polarization there is a phase difference of n*∏/2 and the amplitudes of the components are different.

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Nov26-12, 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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