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The spinorial representation of polarized light and Berry phase

  title={The spinorial representation of polarized light and Berry phase},
  author={Dipti Banerjee},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
From relativistic point of view it has been shown here that a polarized photon can be visualized to give an equivalent spinorial description when the two-component spinor is the eigenvector of $2\times2$ Hermitian, Polarization matrix. The Berry phase of the initial state can be calculated by matrix method as it complete one rotation over a closed path on the Poincare's sphere. 
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