26 September 2007 Optomechanical design for the SCUBA-2 polarimeter
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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.
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Sophie Bernier, Pierre Bastien, Mélanie Leclerc, Éric Bissonnette, "Optomechanical design for the SCUBA-2 polarimeter", Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 66650T (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732643; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.732643
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