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The spinorial representation of polarized light and Berry phase

@article{Banerjee2011TheSR,
  title={The spinorial representation of polarized light and Berry phase},
  author={Dipti Banerjee},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
  year={2011}
}
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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TLDR
The representation of polarized photon, polarization matrix, and birefringent matrix are expressed in the l=1 orbital angular momentum (OAM) sphere where the corresponding GP is OAM dependent.

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