Chapter 8. Polarimetric Principles and Instruments

  1. Dr. David Clarke

Published Online: 10 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch8

Stellar Polarimetry

Stellar Polarimetry

How to Cite

Clarke, D. (2009) Polarimetric Principles and Instruments, in Stellar Polarimetry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch8

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:

  • quarter-wave plates;
  • instrumental polarization;
  • Lyot-type modulator;
  • Fessenkov's method;
  • Pickering's method;
  • photoelastic modulator (PEM)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rotation of a Polarizer or Wave Plate

  • Fixed Position Records

  • Continuous Rotation Records

  • Variable Phase Delay Modulators

  • Simultaneous NSP Measurements

  • Spatial Recording of the Polarimetric Modulation

  • Spectropolarimetry

  • Polarimetric Instruments

  • Instrument Calibrations

  • References