## Polarization and Malus’s Law

I’ve been thinking about photon polarization and it’s clear that the point charge structure of photons is going to solve the mysteries and issues about polarizers and polarization with a very cogent physical explanation.

Let’s examine background information on polarization.

Polarization is a property applying to transverse waves that specifies the geometrical orientation of their oscillations. In a transverse wave, the direction of the oscillation is perpendicular to the direction of motion of the wave. A simple example of a polarized transverse wave is vibrations traveling along a taut string; for example, in a musical instrument like a guitar string. Depending on how the string is plucked, the vibrations can be in a vertical direction, horizontal direction, or at any angle perpendicular to the string. An electromagnetic wave such as light consists of a coupled oscillating electric field and magnetic field which are always perpendicular to each other; by convention, the “polarization” of electromagnetic waves refers to the direction of the electric field relative to the line of travel.

Wikipedia

J Mark Morris : San Diego : California

Goodbye LCDM, you were confused but helpful. Malus’s Law is easily explained with point charges. This is another confirmation of NPQG and a requiem for LCDM. #AAS237 attendees prepare yourselves for galaxy local inflationary mini-bangs and zero tension. 🤓

My tweet to the #AAS237 astronomy conference hash tag.

Update March 2023 : I had a nice discussion on reddit with a curious person who asked, “Your head-on diagram oh the photon shows the orbits such that the proximity of same charges results in the EM maxima. A photon can have left or right, circular polarization, or a superposition of the two. Would that correspond to both assemblies orbiting clockwise, or counterclockwise, or one in each direction?”

I remember thinking about that, but I just reviewed the blog post I wrote on Malus law and it looks like I didn’t desribe the topic in detail. I remember watching this particular video by Eugene Khutoryansky and visualizing how it would work. I was thinking that the polarizer would let through photons at a particular point in their orbit based on alignment. I know what happened. There was so much low hanging fruit that I set this topic aside to work on other areas. I’m fairly confident that the solution can be deduced with logic though.