Chapter 6. The Basics of Polarimetric Elements

  1. Dr. David Clarke

Published Online: 10 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch6

Stellar Polarimetry

Stellar Polarimetry

How to Cite

Clarke, D. (2009) The Basics of Polarimetric Elements, in Stellar Polarimetry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch6

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408955

Online ISBN: 9783527628322

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Keywords:

  • polarizers;
  • retarders;
  • pleochroism;
  • dichromophore;
  • total internal reflection (TIR);
  • Rochon prism;
  • Senarmont prism;
  • Savart plate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Polarizers

  • Retarders

  • Metallic Reflection

  • Depolarizers

  • Detectors

  • Notes on Polarization and Related Observations

  • References