circular polarization

noun Optics.
polarization in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electromagnetic field describes a circular helix in the direction of propagation.

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circular polarization
electromagnetic radiation (esp light) in which the electric field vector describes a circle about the direction of propagation at any point in the path of the radiation

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