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12 September 2012 Calibration and imaging algorithms for full-Stokes optical interferometry
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Optical interferometry and polarimetry have separately provided new insights into stellar astronomy, especially in the fields of fundamental parameters and atmospheric models. Optical interferometers will eventually add full-Stokes polarization measuring capabilities, thus combining both techniques. In this paper, we: 1) list the observables, calibration quantities, and data acquisition strategies for both limited and full optical interferometric polarimetry (OIP); 2) describe the masking interferometer AMASING and its polarization measuring enhancement called AMASING-POL; 3) show how a radio interferometry imaging package, CASA, can be used for optical interferometry data reduction; and 4) present imaging simulations for Be stars.
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Nicholas M. Elias, David Mozurkewich, Luke M. Schmidt, Colby A. Jurgenson, Stanislav S. Edel, Carol E. Jones, Robert J. Halonen, Henrique R. Schmitt, Anders M. Jorgensen, and Donald J. Hutter "Calibration and imaging algorithms for full-Stokes optical interferometry", Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84451X (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925781; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925781
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