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Ratio of vertical to horizontal linear polarization components of a field

returns
the ratio of the vertical to horizontal component of the field or
set of fields contained in `p`

= polratio(`fv`

)`fv`

.

Each column of `fv`

contains the linear polarization
components of a field in the form `[Eh;Ev]`

, where `Eh`

and `Ev`

are
the field’s linear horizontal and vertical polarization components.
The expression of a field in terms of a two-row vector of linear polarization
components is called the *Jones vector formalism*.
The argument `fv`

can refer to either the electric
or magnetic part of an electromagnetic wave.

Each entry in `p`

contains the ratio `Ev/Eh`

of
the components of `fv`

.

[1] Mott, H., *Antennas for Radar and Communications*,
John Wiley & Sons, 1992.

[2] Jackson, J.D. , *Classical Electrodynamics*,
3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1998, pp. 299–302

[3] Born, M. and E. Wolf, *Principles of Optics*,
7th Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp 25–32.

`circpol2pol`

| `pol2circpol`

| `polellip`

| `stokes`