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What is Circular Polarized Light?

Circularly polarized light is a particular combination of horizontally and vertically polarized light in which one linear polarization lags behind the other by a 90-degree phase shift. It's really best to look at a diagram which you can usually find in a reference or text book on optics.

Tim Mooney

It is light in which the electric field rotates 360 degrees around the axis defined by the direction of travel of the light. For linearly polarized light the electric field is always oriented in one direction but for circularly polarized light the orientation of the electric field rotates around the direction of travel.


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