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Plane-Polarized Light

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  • Light generates an electrical field perpendicular to the direction of propagation.  In regular light the electrical field could vibrate on an infinite number of planes.  Plane-polarized light is the light in which the electrical field vibrates only on one plane.

    see also optical rotation