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15 July 2010 Beginning of operation on APEX of the polarimeter for the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA)
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An enhanced version of the "Polarimeter f¨ur bolometer Kameras" (PolKa) has been installed on the APEX telescope (Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment) in October 2009, to work in combination with LABOCA (the Large APEX Bolometer Camera). This polarimeter was included in the design of LABOCA's optics from the beginning and it is now going through a commissioning phase. Preliminary tests on sky have confirmed that the combination of PolKa, LABOCA and APEX provides unprecedented capabilities in mapping the polarization of the continuum emission at submillimeter wavelengths.
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Giorgio Siringo, Ernst Kreysa, Attila Kovács, Karl M. Menten, and Jan Forbrich "Beginning of operation on APEX of the polarimeter for the Large APEX Bolometer Camera (LABOCA)", Proc. SPIE 7741, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 774108 (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856940; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856940
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