14 February 2003 Hale: a multi-wavelength far-infrared polarimeter for SOFIA
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A far-infrared polarimeter, Hale, will be proposed for the next round of instruments for SOFIA. Key features are: simultaneous detection of two components of polarization; detector arrays providing >4000 pixels on the sky; and four passbands between 53 μm and 215 μm, a range characterized by strong dependence of polarization on wavelength. At 53 μm the diffraction-limited resolution, 1.2 λ/D, will be 5.2 arcsec. In all passbands the systematic errors in polarization will be Δ(P) < 0.2%, Δθ< 2 °.
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Charles Darren Dowell, Charles Darren Dowell, J. A. Davidson, J. A. Davidson, Jessie L. Dotson, Jessie L. Dotson, Roger H. Hildebrand, Roger H. Hildebrand, Giles Novak, Giles Novak, Timothy S. Rennick, Timothy S. Rennick, John E. Vaillancourt, John E. Vaillancourt, } "Hale: a multi-wavelength far-infrared polarimeter for SOFIA", Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458645; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458645
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