Chapter 3. The Algebra of Polarization

  1. Dr. David Clarke

Published Online: 10 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch3

Stellar Polarimetry

Stellar Polarimetry

How to Cite

Clarke, D. (2009) The Algebra of Polarization, in Stellar Polarimetry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch3

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408955

Online ISBN: 9783527628322

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Keywords:

  • Jones calculus;
  • Jones vector;
  • angular scattering distributions;
  • optical theorem;
  • Mie scattering

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Jones Calculus

  • The Description of Scattering

  • Poincaré Sphere

  • Conclusion

  • References