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Design of precise ultraviolet imaging polarimeters that rely on in situ calibration
Author(s): Laurence J. November
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Paper Abstract

A telescope design based upon oblique reflections can give an efficient UV, EUV, or X-ray imaging complete-Stokes polarimeter. Oblique reflections from mirror surfaces can be efficient giving both retardation and polarization-analyzing effects. In situ methods using a linearly polarized source can determine the Jones matrix for the optical system uniquely. Rotation of the purely polarized source provides a direct method for calibrating any nondepolarizing optical system to high accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2010, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168580
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Laurence J. November, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2010:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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