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

James P. McGuire, Russell A. Chipman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

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 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Polarization aberrations in the solar activity measurements experiments (SAMEX) solar vector magnetograph'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this