Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS)

Walter M Harris, Fred L. Roesler, Kenneth H. Nordsieck, Lotti Ben-Jaffel, Jason Corliss

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Abstract

Ultraviolet astronomy is an important tool for the study of the interplanetary medium and diffuse, angularly extended emissions in planetary/comet atmospheres and their near space environments. We describe a new technique for high étendue observations of emission lines at R > 105 within all-reflective spatial heterodyne spectrometer and polarmetric sampling of these lines with an ultraviolet optimized waveplate-Brewster mirror combination. The resulting system is thermo-mechanically stable, has light collecting power substantially greater than HST for extended emissions, despite having a volume of several × 10-3 m3. This makes the SHS polarimeter ideal for spacecraft applications. We describe the SHS and polarmetric optical techniques and provide a discussion of its planned development for studies of interplanetary hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.C. Blades, O.H.W. Siegmund
Pages676-685
Number of pages10
Volume4854
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventFuture EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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OtherFuture EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period8/22/028/23/02

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Keywords

  • Interferometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Harris, W. M., Roesler, F. L., Nordsieck, K. H., Ben-Jaffel, L., & Corliss, J. (2002). Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS). In J. C. Blades, & O. H. W. Siegmund (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4854, pp. 676-685) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460029

Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS). / Harris, Walter M; Roesler, Fred L.; Nordsieck, Kenneth H.; Ben-Jaffel, Lotti; Corliss, Jason.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.C. Blades; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 4854 2002. p. 676-685.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harris, WM, Roesler, FL, Nordsieck, KH, Ben-Jaffel, L & Corliss, J 2002, Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS). in JC Blades & OHW Siegmund (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4854, pp. 676-685, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, Waikoloa, HI, United States, 8/22/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460029
Harris WM, Roesler FL, Nordsieck KH, Ben-Jaffel L, Corliss J. Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS). In Blades JC, Siegmund OHW, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4854. 2002. p. 676-685 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460029
Harris, Walter M ; Roesler, Fred L. ; Nordsieck, Kenneth H. ; Ben-Jaffel, Lotti ; Corliss, Jason. / Studies of H Ly-α emissions in the solar neighborhood with the techniques of polarimetry and spatial hetrodyne spectroscopy (SHS). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.C. Blades ; O.H.W. Siegmund. Vol. 4854 2002. pp. 676-685
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