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Homework Help: Faraday effect

  1. Sep 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I ave a research to do on Faraday effect.
    I found an explanation were they said that a linearly-polarized beam of light may be considered as the superposition of equal amounts of right- and left-circularly polarized beams. The right- and left-circularly polarized beams or pi/2 and -pi/2 right?
    If I'm right they are at 180 degree of each other and it give 0 as along the axes not a linear polarized wave.

    I used Matlab:
    t = 0:pi/50:4*pi;
    X1 = cos(t-pi/2)
    Y1 = sin(t-pi/2)
    X2 = cos(t+pi/2)
    Y2 = sin(t+pi/2)
    X3 = X1+X2
    Y3 = Y1+Y2
    plot3(t,X1,Y1,t,X2,Y2,t,X3,Y3)
    grid on
    axis square

    2. Relevant equations
    Is it the explanation or my interpretation and if its me what is the correct way???
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 6, 2008 #2
    It looks fine to me! ;)
     
  4. Sep 8, 2008 #3
    I solve the problem with my teacher and its working.

    Thanks
     
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