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Polarization Aberrations In The 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 SAMEX 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 sytem. Several ultra-low polarization mirror and lens coatings designs for this instrument are discussed. Balancing of polarization aberrations at different surfaces is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1988
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0891, Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems, (29 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944303
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James P. McGuire, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0891:
Polarization Considerations for Optical Systems
Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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