Eigenview on Jones matrix models of homogeneous anisotropic media
Kiev Taras Shevchenko University Radiophysics
Department, Vladimirskay, 64, 01 033
The polarization of light when it passes through optical medium can change as a result of change in the amplitude (dichroism) or phase shift (birefringence) of the electric vector. The anisotropic properties of media can be determined from these two optical effects. Our main concern here is to revisit the factor of eigenpolarizations and eigenvalues in modeling of polarization properties of homogeneous media and elucidate certain new features in polarization behavior of birefringent and dichroic media.
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