circular polarization


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to circular polarization: Elliptical polarization

circular polarization

See polarization.

Circular Polarization

 

the state of a propagating electromagnetic wave (such as a light wave) in which the end points of its electric and magnetic vectors E and H describe a circle in a plane perpendicular to the direction of propagation at every point in space occupied by the wave.

circular polarization

[′sər·kyə·lər ‚pō·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(physics)
Attribute of a transverse wave (either of electromagnetic radiation, or in an elastic medium) whose electric or displacement vector is of constant amplitude and, at a fixed point in space, rotates in a plane perpendicular to the propagation direction with constant angular velocity.
References in periodicals archive ?
Roy Caldwell of the University of California, Berkeley, suspected that one species of mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus cultrifer, might be able to distinguish circular polarizations.
Their beam's initial polarization was linear and horizontal, equivalent to equal numbers of photons with opposite circular polarizations.
n] + p [right arrow] d + [gamma] reaction itself include effects of a small circular polarization of the gamma rays, and a left-right asymmetry arising from the correlation [s.
X-WAV Antennas implement advanced Circular Polarization signal technology that delivers increased signal range, penetration, and clarity, creating an ideal solution for use wherever obstructions, such as walls or trees, threaten to limit coverage.
In addition, the circular polarization of the M1 gamma ray is much larger, around 42% [9], than in p(n,[gamma])d, around 0.
Luxul's Clear-WAV Circular Polarization technologies offer greater signal propagation and penetration capabilities when compared to traditional antenna technologies.
Base Station Units provides two levels of real-time interference protection to the Base Station Unit: adaptive circular polarization cancellation and spatial cancellation.
Each photon has a certain linear polarization (whether the electric field associated with the light is oscillating horizontally or vertically) and a certain circular polarization (whether the electric field is rotating in a right-handed or left-handed sense about its direction of travel).
Both Toughbook notebooks incorporate 1,000 nit LCDs, circular polarization technology and anti-glare (AG) plus anti-reflective (AR) screen treatments to enhance screen viewability, further improving in-field usability for mobile workers.
The MP24012CPLXFPT provides left hand circular polarization and 12 dBic gain with a VSWR of less than 1.
In the optical pumping cell, the polarization is determined from analysis of the circular polarization of 668 nm wavelength light emitted from the discharge.
X-WAV Antennas utilize Luxul's Clear-WAV Circular Polarization technology that delivers greater signal reach and penetration.