Optimised polarimeter configurations for measuring the Stokes parameters of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

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Couchot, F.; Delabrouille, J.; Kaplan, J.; Revenu, B.;
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1051/aas:1999191
  • Subject: [PHYS.ASTR.CO]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO] | [ PHYS.ASTR.CO ] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO] | Astrophysics | [SDU.ASTR]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph] | [ SDU.ASTR ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

We present configurations of polarimeters which measure the three Stokes parameters I, Q and U of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation with a nearly diagonal error matrix, independent of the global orientation of the polarimeters in the focal plane. These configura... View more
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