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Linearly polarized, horizontal: S = (1,1,0,0)
 
Linearly polarized, horizontal: S = (1,1,0,0)
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Linearly polarized, vertical: S = (1,-1,0,0)
 
Linearly polarized, vertical: S = (1,-1,0,0)
 +
 
Linearly polarized, +45 degrees: S = (1,0,1,0)
 
Linearly polarized, +45 degrees: S = (1,0,1,0)
 +
 
Linearly polarized, -45 degrees: S = (1,0,-1,0)
 
Linearly polarized, -45 degrees: S = (1,0,-1,0)
 +
 
Circularly polarized, right handed: S = (1,0,0,-1)
 
Circularly polarized, right handed: S = (1,0,0,-1)
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Circularly polarized, left handed: S = (1,0,0,1)
 
Circularly polarized, left handed: S = (1,0,0,1)
  
 
All the polarizations have been drawn on different axes to better illustrate how they can be decomposed.
 
All the polarizations have been drawn on different axes to better illustrate how they can be decomposed.

Latest revision as of 23:00, 12 December 2017

Sometimes the Stokes parameters are combined into a vector, cleverly called the Stokes vector. The Stokes vector S is simply S = (P_I, P_Q, P_U, P_V).

From top to bottom:

Linearly polarized, horizontal: S = (1,1,0,0)

Linearly polarized, vertical: S = (1,-1,0,0)

Linearly polarized, +45 degrees: S = (1,0,1,0)

Linearly polarized, -45 degrees: S = (1,0,-1,0)

Circularly polarized, right handed: S = (1,0,0,-1)

Circularly polarized, left handed: S = (1,0,0,1)

All the polarizations have been drawn on different axes to better illustrate how they can be decomposed.

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