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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Feb 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics