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Title: Impossibility of a continuous phase convention for polarised light
Authors: Nityananda, R.
Keywords: Poincare sphere
Polarised light
Issue Date: Mar-1979
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Pramana, 1979, Vol. 12, p257-262.
Abstract: The possibility of extending the well known Poincare sphele representation of polariscd light to include phase is considered. Any attempt to define the zero of phase for each vibration represented on the Poincare sphere runs into discontinuities at at least one point. These are shown to be inevitable using a topologcal argument.
ISSN: 0304-4289
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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