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Can a single photon have different kinds of polarization?

  1. Jul 18, 2011 #1
    can a single photon have different kinds of polarization?

    say linearly polarized along x-axis
    circular polarized along y-axis
    mixed polarized along z-axis

    actually mixed polarization in a single photon (along a particular axis) cannot happen, right?

    it can only happen in a beam (which consists of many photons)
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2011 #2

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    No...
     
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