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## Jones calculusIn optics one can describe polarization using the ## Additional recommended knowledgeThe Jones vector for polarized light is defined by
, where The following table gives examples of normalized Jones vectors. (
The following table gives examples of Jones matrices.
If an optical element is rotated about the optical axis by angle - ,
- where .
Note that Jones calculus is only applicable to light that is already fully polarized. Light which is unpolarized, partially polarized, or incoherent must be treated using Mueller calculus. ## References- E. Collett,
*Field Guide to Polarization*, SPIE Field Guides vol.**FG05**, SPIE (2005).__ISBN 0-8194-5868-6__. - E. Hecht,
*Optics*, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley (1987).__ISBN 0-201-11609-X__. - R. C. Jones, "New calculus for the treatment of optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am.
**31**, 488–493, (1941). - Frank L. Pedrotti, S.J. Leno S. Pedrotti,
*Introduction to Optics*, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall (1993).__ISBN 0-13-501545-6__
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