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Optical Engineering

Polarization Aberrations In The Solar Activity Measurements Experiments (SAMEX) Solar Vector Magnetograph
Author(s): James P. McGuire; Russell A. Chipman
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Paper Abstract

An optical design and polarization analysis of the Air Force/NASA Solar Activity Measurements Experiments solar vector magnetograph optical system is performed. Polarization aberration theory demonstrates that conventional telescope coating designs introduce unacceptably high levels of polarization aberrations into the optical system. Several ultralow polarization mirror and lens coatings designs for this instrument are discussed. Balancing of polarization aberrations at different surfaces is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 28(2) 282141 doi: 10.1117/12.7976921
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 28, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
James P. McGuire, University of Alabama (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, University of Alabama (United States)


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