Polarization aberrations in the solar activity measurements experiments (SAMEX) solar vector magnetograph

James P. McGuire, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

An optical design and polarization analysis of the Air Force/NASA Solar Activity Measurements Experiments solar vector magnetograph optical system is performed. Polarization aberration theory demonstrates that conventional telescope coating designs introduce high levels of polarization aberrations into the optical system. Several ultralow polarization mirror and lens coatings designs for this instrument are discussed. Balancing of polarization aberrations at different surfaces is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume28
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Magnetometers
solar activity
Aberrations
aberration
Polarization
polarization
Optical systems
Experiments
Coatings
Optical design
Light polarization
coatings
design analysis
Telescopes
NASA
Lenses
Mirrors
lenses
telescopes
mirrors

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Polarization aberrations in the solar activity measurements experiments (SAMEX) solar vector magnetograph. / McGuire, James P.; Chipman, Russell A.

In: Optical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 2, 02.1989, p. 141-147.

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