- Homework Statement:
- See Uploaded image
- Relevant Equations:
- Jones Calculus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones_calculus
In reality I don't have access to the lab thanks to covid, so I was told that the exiting beam is linearly polarized at +12 degrees when the waveplate is rotated to +70 degrees. I tried plugging these numbers in but got back a complex number for the first component in the Jones vector, when it should have been a real, positive number. Also, how would a polarizer alone reveal the elipticity and directions of the major and minor axes?