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Significant science projects with simple sources using an optical interferometer and polarimeter
Author(s): Nicholas M. Elias
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Paper Abstract

Over the past 25 years, classical optical interferometry (OIC) has become a mature discipline within astronomy. More recently, theoretical work has begun on optical interferometric polarimetry (OIP). Such analyses include adapting modern polarization mathematics from radio astronomy, modeling polarization effects in optical interferometers, and inventing observables with their corresponding output vectors. In this paper, I will demonstrate how OIP may be used to obtain significant results from relatively simple sources, such as spherically symmetric stellar atmospheres, spotted stars, and scattering envelopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5432, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VI, (15 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548820
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Nicholas M. Elias, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5432:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VI
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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