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Optomechanical design for the SCUBA-2 polarimeter
Author(s): Sophie Bernier; Pierre Bastien; Mélanie Leclerc; Éric Bissonnette
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Paper Abstract

We present the optomechanical design of a polarimeter to be used with the SCUBA-2 camera at the James-Clerk-Maxwell Telescope. The polarimeter, built to study polarized sub-millimeter radiations, has a clear aperture of 269 mm and is composed of three optical elements: a calibration polarizer, a half wave plate rotating at a speed of up to5 Hz, and an analyzer polarizer. All three elements can be placed in and out of the beam, depending on the telescope's observation mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 66650T (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732643
Show Author Affiliations
Sophie Bernier, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)
Pierre Bastien, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Mélanie Leclerc, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)
Éric Bissonnette, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6665:
New Developments in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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