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Polarization considerations in the multi-angle imager for aerosols (MAIA)
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Paper Abstract

The significant effects of aerosols on public health and climate drive a growing necessity for the characterization of particulate matter in air pollutants. The earth-orbiting Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument will combine radiance and polarization measurements to derive features of ground-level particulate matter. The optical design requires an in-depth analysis of several key polarization factors in order to meet stringent requirements on radiometric and polarimetric accuracy. A simple two-layer optical coating, a pair of achromatic quarter-wave plates, and analysis of the polarization aberrations are used to minimize the effects of polarization errors and achieve high polarimetric accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10655, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII, 1065507 (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309332
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Julie M. Gillis, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David J. Diner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Matthew B. Dubin, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10655:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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