The Polarization Lecture:


  • Showing why polarization observations are important
  • Defining polarization ellipse, etc.
  • Defining Stokes parameters (including physical interpretation)
  • Discussing 'real' vs. 'perfect' outputs from radio telescope (Jones matrix)
  • Explaining the 4 x 4 complex matrix from cross-correlation (so-called Mueller matrix)
  • Demonstrating special cases to aid understanding. (Circular basis and Linear basis).
Topic revision: r1 - 29 Aug 2009, AnitaRichards
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