4. The Polarization of an Electromagnetic Wave

  1. Robert H. Chen

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118084359.ch4

Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamental Physics and Technology

Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamental Physics and Technology

How to Cite

Chen, R. H. (2011) The Polarization of an Electromagnetic Wave, in Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamental Physics and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118084359.ch4

Author Information

  1. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 5 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-SID Series in Display Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Anthony C. Lowe

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470930878

Online ISBN: 9781118084359

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Keywords:

  • electromagnetic wave polarization - mathematical description of polarization, and Maxwell equations;
  • elliptic polarization, angle of incidence - linearly polarized light, and plane of polarization;
  • ordinary and extraordinary waves - ordinary and extraordinary wave speeds, different

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Unpolarized Light

  • Elliptical, Linear, and Circular Polarization

  • Birefringence

  • Ordinary and Extraordinary Waves

  • Quantum Mechanical Polarization

  • References