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A more photon-specific version of the Bloch sphere.
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In it, each of the six sides has a clear and simple to understand photon polarization state, either of:
  • left/right
  • diagonal up/diagonal down
  • rotation clockwise/counterclockwise
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The sphere clearly suggests for example that a rotational or diagonal polarizations are the combination of left/right with the correct phase. This is clearly explained at: Video 41. ""Quantum Mechanics 9b - Photon Spin and Schrodinger's Cat II" by ViaScience (2013)".
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Figure 46. Poincare sphere Source.
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