9 January 2002 Development of a polarimeter for magnetic field measurements in the ultraviolet
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Abstract
The polarizing optics that are being developed for the Solar UV Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) are described. This polarimeter is being designed for a sounding rocket payload which will make simultaneous measurements of two magnetically sensitive lines CIV and MgII. With a limited observing program, the polarizing optics will be optimized for circular and linear polarization measurements in active regions. The Q polarization will represent exploratory measurements of the transverse field in strong sunspots. This paper will give a brief overview of the SUMI instrument and its scientific goals, will describe the polarimeter that will be used in the sounding rocket program, and will present some of the measurements that have been made on the SUMI polarization optics.
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Edward A. West, Jason G. Porter, John M. Davis, G. Allen Gary, Mitzi Adams, "Development of a polarimeter for magnetic field measurements in the ultraviolet", Proc. SPIE 4481, Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452879; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.452879
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Polarization

Ultraviolet radiation

Magnetism

Mirrors

Polarimetry

Polarizers

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