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comment Are circular polarizations a basis for any light polarization?
In or out of the plane of reflection when reflecting off a surface: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Are circular polarizations a basis for any light polarization?
I think if you see people using TM and TE to mean s and p polarization, it's probably wrong (although I admit to having done this myself in the past.)
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comment Are circular polarizations a basis for any light polarization?
As far as I know, TM and TE are defined in terms of waveguides. For more info, see Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waveguide_%28electromagnetism%29
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comment Are circular polarizations a basis for any light polarization?
TM and TE: not quite. If light is incident on a surface, then no transverse polarization is ever perpendicular to that surface.
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comment Ideal four-level Gain Medium (or just any old gain medium)
I think you could improve your question by saying which parts you do and don't understand.
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revised Is the number of rays projected by a source of light finite?
improved grammar
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suggested suggested edit on Is the number of rays projected by a source of light finite?
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revised Liquid crystal shutter with >90% transmission?
added paragraph about liquid crystal shutters
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answered How is the phase shift of light measured?
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comment Liquid crystal shutter with >90% transmission?
A suggestion: as I mentioned in my answer, so much engineering goes into these things that nobody here is going to be able to help you with manufacturing strategies. Instead, why not partner with that research group at NCSU? That would benefit you both (science funding always seems to flow more readily if the funding agencies see that you are partnering with industry.)
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comment Liquid crystal shutter with >90% transmission?
The second paper describes an optical filter, not a shutter. The first paper works in a different way than you describe above - instead of blocking the light with crossed polarizers and transmitting it with parallel polarizers, it doesn't block any light at all. Instead of blocking, it diverts it to the side, outside of an arbitrarily defined "viewing angle". Figure 2 of that paper is a fairly clear illustration of this.
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answered Liquid crystal shutter with >90% transmission?
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answered Width of Gaussian Beam and Refractive Index
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comment Modeling a spray painted polyurethane surface reflection
Why not just spray another coat?
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answered E and H fields created by fiber optics?
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answered How to make the projected image smaller by adding one ore more lenses in front of the built in projector lense?
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answered Huygens-Fresnel principle
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answered Optical waveguide that can displace a 4D light field
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answered Does a fluid's temperature affect the way light passes through it?