In many optical experiments, it is extremely important to accurately determine the polarization state of light. The complete polarization state of light can be described in terms of the Stokes parameters, which are related to the polarization ellipse. This experiment is one of the simplest schemes of determining the Stokes parameters.
|Intensity vs. polarization anglePolar plot for elliptical polarizationA solution manual by Hamza Akmal Chaudary (Lab 2, Fall 2023)
|Version 1; July 19, 2018
Further Readings and References
- The Wave Theory of LightOptics Lab Polarization Field Guide, 7-14, .