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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2009
  • pp: 2006–2013

Recovering the frequency dependent modulation function of the achromatic half-wave plate for POL-2: the SCUBA-2 polarimeter

Giorgio Savini, Peter A. R. Ade, Julian House, Giampaolo Pisano, Vic Haynes, and Pierre Bastien  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 11, pp. 2006-2013 (2009)

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A spectro-polarimetric method is presented to allow the recovery of the frequency dependent polarization modulation function for an achromatic half-wave plate. We show how the non ideal nature of the modulator can be characterized for removal of both instrument effects and variations related to the source spectral index.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Giorgio Savini, Peter A. R. Ade, Julian House, Giampaolo Pisano, Vic Haynes, and Pierre Bastien, "Recovering the frequency dependent modulation function of the achromatic half-wave plate for POL-2: the SCUBA-2 polarimeter," Appl. Opt. 48, 2006-2013 (2009)

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