Poynting vector

  • Thread starter xnoiz
  • Start date
  • #1
3
0
In case of a circularly polarized wave, is the poynting vector also circularly polarized?

If not what happens in this case?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
2,967
5
no, the poynting vector is directed in the direction of propagation.
 
  • #3
1,115
3
In case of a circularly polarized wave, is the poynting vector also circularly polarized?

If not what happens in this case?
One difference is that for a uniform linearly polarized wave, magnitude of Poynting vector fluctuates periodically between zero and maximum at twice the wave frequency. For a similar circularly polarized wave there is no fluctuation in net power.
 

Related Threads on Poynting vector

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
973
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
8K
Top