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12 September 2012 Full stokes beam combination for optical interferometry
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This paper describes two designs for beam combiners which measures all of the Stokes parameters. The first is the combination of a optical polarimeter for a single telescope with a simple beam combiner. The second approach forms 2N beams by splitting the light from each of the N telescopes into orthogonal, linear polarizations. Then, those 2N beams are fed into a single, multi-beam combiner. We present optical designs for both systems. We claim the second design is simpler and has the advantage of being easier to calibrate.
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D. Mozurkewich, N. M. Elias II, A. M. Jorgensen, H. Schmitt, and D. J. Hutter "Full stokes beam combination for optical interferometry", Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84452A (12 September 2012);

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