Polarisation of Wireless Waves


IT is now generally accepted that many of the phenomena of wireless reception are caused by the interference between two waves, one of which has received reflection or refraction in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Considerable evidence is also now forthcoming of a fact which was suggested in earlier days; namely, that the reflection is not simple but that a vertically polarised incident wave may be returned with polarisation of a much more complex form. On this are based explanations of night variations in bearing, fading, and similar phenomena; and the subject has also been discussed theoretically by Appleton, Hulbert, and Nicholls arid Schelling.

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HOLLINGWORTH, J. Polarisation of Wireless Waves. Nature 118, 409 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/118409a0

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