The Quarter Wave Plate program displays the effect of a quarter wave plate on an incident electromagnetic wave. The default electromagnetic wave is plane polarized but this polarization can be changed by specifying the components of the wave's Jones vector using the input fields. TheA slider can be used to rotate the quarter wave plate.
Quarter Wave Plate is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of optics.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Simov, K., & Christian, W. (2008). Quarter Wave Plate Program (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7176&DocID=360
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