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Stokes Parameters

(way to describe polarization state)

Stokes Parameters are values that describe Polarization of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). They are developed by George Gabriel Stokes in 1852. In one version (Cartesian coordinates), they are called I, Q, U, and V where I is the intensity of the beam and the others indicating the geometry of the polarization.


(polarization,EMR,mathematics,measure)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes_parameters

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