1 February 1981 Optical Polarimeters For Solar Research
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Abstract
A variety of physical processes and conditions in the solar at-mosphere produce polarized light, a useful diagnostic tool. We describe the instruments and techniques used to measure this polarization and indicate the solar physical processes illuminated by these measure-ments. Included are descriptions of instruments for broadband observa-tions of Thomson scattering in the solar corona; for observations of resonance polarization in prominence and coronal emission lines; and for narrowband, spectrally resolved polarimetry in Fraunhofer lines formed in the photosphere and chromosphere.
T. G. Baur, "Optical Polarimeters For Solar Research," Optical Engineering 20(1), 200102 (1 February 1981). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972654 . Submission:
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