1 June 1979 An Ultraviolet Polarimeter For The Solar Maximum Mission
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The Solar Maximum Mission experiment contingency will include one instrument originally designed and built for OSO-8. The engineering model of the OSO-8 High Resolution Spectrometer has been rebuilt to make it flightworthy and to encompass several new functions, including solar ultraviolet polarimetry. The rebuilt package is designated as the High Resolution Ultraviolet Spectrometer/Polarimeter. The device that enables polarimetry is a dual channel rotating waveplate system. The waveplates are magnesium fluoride and will allow measurements to be made ranging from the Lyman Alpha line to near visible ultraviolet. One waveplate channel will use the polarization characteristics of the spectrometer diffraction grating as the analyzer. The second channel has a built-in four-mirror polarizer. This paper describes the polarimeter design, operation, and calibration.
John Calvert, John Calvert, Donald Griner, Donald Griner, Justino Montenegro, Justino Montenegro, Frank Nola, Frank Nola, Frank Rutledge, Frank Rutledge, Einar Tandberg-Hanssen, Einar Tandberg-Hanssen, Charles L. Wyman, Charles L. Wyman, Jacques M. Beckers, Jacques M. Beckers, } "An Ultraviolet Polarimeter For The Solar Maximum Mission," Optical Engineering 18(3), 183287 (1 June 1979). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972368 . Submission:

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