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Polarization of light waves

  1. Feb 24, 2014 #1
    Is light wave always linearly polarized?????
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  3. Feb 24, 2014 #2


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    No. It depends on the source, and if it passes through a polariser, or if it is reflected off some medium that causes polarisation.
  4. Feb 24, 2014 #3
    You can also have un-polarized, circularly polarized light, elliptically polarized light, partially linearly polarized light, partially ... You get the gist.
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