Polarization ellipse

2013-09-17T12:02:34Z (GMT) by Magnus Vilhelm Persson
<p>A polarization ellipse, from this figure the Stokes parameters are defined. A is the amplitude of the wave, β the angle relating the two principal<br>axes of the ellipse, φ0 the polarization angle and z is the direction of propagation.<br>When β = 0, ± π<br>2 the wave is linearly polarized (V = 0).</p> <p> </p>