Polarization is a very important concept in optics. Many optoelectronic instruments, e.g. liquid crystal display (LCD), work by modifying the polarization of the transmitted or reflected light. It is a also an important property in some optical light sources, such as lasers.
Please select one of the Applets below for Polarization:
| Polarization v. 2.0|
| Right Hand Circularly Polarized Light|
| Left Hand Circularly Polarized Light|
| Halfwave Plate Polarization Modulator|