# Circular and Elliptic Polarization of Light Waves

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A superposition of two linearly polarized light waves with perpendicular polarization planes results in a linear, elliptical, or circular polarized wave, depending on the amplitudes and the phase shift between the two waves.

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Contributed by: Jochen Autschbach (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011