T9: Circular Polarization is not a real polarization

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T9: Circular Polarization is not a real polarization

Post by Patreon Feed » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:58 am


If circularly polarized light were a real mode of polarization it would be able to pass through two linear polarizers which are situated orthogonally to each other. Circularly Polarized light is just two linearly polarized waves that travel together in a specific orientation to each other. Although what we humans call Circularly polarized light is a "Fake", it is very useful. We explain how in the next installment.
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