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MarkIt

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I'm trying to replicate the effect of a 45° Faraday rotator using a series of waveplates instead.

I've encountered some difficulties using the jones matrix notation, due to the differencies of the matrix formulas between the books I'm referring to.

The main book I'm using is: "Polarized Light" by Goldstein.

By viewing the problem on the Poincaré sphere I think the solution is a lambda/4 waveplate + lambda/4 waveplate rotated by 45°

But the matematical results via jones calculus don't support my idea.

I hope you can help me.

Best regards

Mark