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Crosstalk in solar polarization measurements
Author(s): Edward A. West; K. S. Balasubramaniam
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Paper Abstract

The instrumental crosstalk associated with the Marshall Space Flight Center Vector Magnetograph and the solar crosstalk created by the magnetic field are described and their impact on the reconstruction of the solar vector magnetic field is analyzed. It is pointed out that identifying and correcting the crosstalk is important in the development of realistic models describing the solar atmosphere. Solar crosstalk is spatially dependent on the structure of the magnetic field while instrumental crosstalk is dependent on the position of the analyzer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138798
Show Author Affiliations
Edward A. West, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. S. Balasubramaniam, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1746:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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