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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 907–912

Polarimetric calibration of large-aperture telescopes. II. Subaperture method

Hector Socas-Navarro  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 907-912 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.22.000907


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Abstract

A new method for absolute polarimetric calibration of large telescopes is presented. The proposed method is highly accurate and is based on the calibration of a small subaperture, which is then extended to the full system by means of actual observations of an astronomical source. The calibration procedure is described in detail along with numerical simulations that explore its robustness and accuracy. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique with respect to other possible alternatives are discussed. © 2005 Optical Society of America

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2004
Published: May 1, 2005

Citation
Hector Socas-Navarro, "Polarimetric calibration of large-aperture telescopes. II. Subaperture method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 907-912 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-22-5-907

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