# Cyclic Polarization

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\documentclass[border=3pt]{standalone}

% Drawing
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{3d} % to specify 3d coordinates. See more in tikz documentation: https://www.bu.edu/math/files/2013/08/tikzpgfmanual.pdf

% Tikz Library
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.multipart, arrows.meta}
\usetikzlibrary{}

% Styles
\tikzset{>=latex}
\tikzset{axis/.style={black, thick,->}}
\tikzset{vector/.style={>=stealth,->}}
\tikzset{every text node part/.style={align=center}}

% Newcommand
%% Rectangle in 3d
\newcommand{\rect}[2]{%
\begin{scope}[canvas is xz plane at y=1.2]
\draw[thick, fill=black!40] (#1,-1.2) rectangle (#1+0.2,1.2);
\end{scope}
%
\begin{scope}[canvas is xy plane at z=1.2]
\draw[thick, fill=black!25](#1,-1.2) rectangle (#1+0.2,1.2);
\end{scope}
%
\begin{scope}[canvas is yz plane at x=#1]
\draw[thick, fill=black!10] (-1.2,-1.2) rectangle (1.2,1.2);
\draw[thick, fill=black!10, dashed] (0,0) ellipse (0.7cm and 0.7cm);
\end{scope}
}
% Draw Line from (0,0) to (r,\theta) in polar coordinates
\newcommand{\cdraw}[2]{\draw[very thick, -stealth, red] (0,0) -- ({#1*cos(#2)}, {#1*sin(#2)});}

% Notation
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[x={(0.8cm, 0.4cm)}, y={(0.9cm, -0.3cm)}, z={(0cm,1cm)}, line cap=round, line join=round]

% Main Axes
%	\draw[->] (0,0,0) -- (8,0,0) node[right] {$x$};
%	\draw[->] (0,0,0) -- (0,2,0) node[below left] {$y$};
%	\draw[->] (0,0,0) -- (0,0,2) node[above] {$z$};

% Propagation Direction Vector
\draw[very thick, ->] (1,0,0) -- (8.3,0,0) node[right, black] {\small{Propagation}\\[-0.5mm]\small{Direction}};

% Rectangle
\rect{6}

% Correction so as the Figure to Seem 3d
\draw[very thick] (1,0,0) -- (6,0,0);

% Red Line
\draw[very thick, red, variable=\t, domain=1:6, samples=300] plot (\t, {0.7*sin(deg(\t*4+90))}, {0.7*cos(deg(\t*4+90))});

% Vectors from Axis to the Line
\foreach \i [evaluate={\k = \i*4; \ii = \i;}] in {1,1.05,...,6}
{
\draw[-{Latex[length=0.8mm]}] (\ii,0,0) -- +(0, {0.7*sin(deg(\k+90))}, {0.7*cos(deg(\k+90))});
}

% Nodes
\node at (5,-2.5) {\small Circularly Polarized\\[-0.5mm]\small Light};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}