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A light beam has a Stoke's vector of S = (1, 0.4, 0.2, 0). What is the Degree of Polarization?

Would you characterize the light as linearly polarized or circularly polarized?

What angle does the resultant electric field make with the horizontal axis?

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Polarized light is investigated given its Stoke's vector. Whether the light is characterized as linearly polarized or circularly polarized is discussed as well as the angle the resultant electric field makes with the horizontal axis.

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