6H10.20 - Polarization - Microwave

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Polarization - Microwave
Polarization of Light
Area of Study:
Optics, E & M
Microwave Generator and Receiver, Amplifier and Speaker, and Metal Gratings.

The microwave demo is assembled as usual. Between the generator and receiver place the metal gratings. By turning the grating 90 degrees you can show that the signal is polarized.

  • Stephen C. Yerian, "Microwave Polarization", TPT, Vol. 19, # 6, Sept. 1981, p. 396.
  • G. F. Brand, "The Strip Grating as a Circular Polarizer", AJP, Vol. 71, # 5, May 2003, p. 452.
  • Om-1:  Freier and Anderson,  A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
  • O-030:  "Microwaves",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • Raymond Bruman, "Polarized Radio Waves", Exploratorium Cookbook I, p. 26.1- 26.3.
  • W. Bolton, "Polarization of Microwaves", Book 2 - Waves and Particles, Physics Experiments and Projects, 1968, p. 11-12.

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