1 February 1981 Optical Polarimeters For Solar Research
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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, 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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