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.
|Sample Results||Intensity vs. polarization anglePolar plot for elliptical polarization|
|Version||Version 1; July 19, 2018|
Further Readings and References
- The Wave Theory of Light Optics Lab Polarization Field Guide7-14.