publication . Article . Preprint . 1998

Optimised polarimeter configurations for measuring the Stokes parameters of the cosmic microwave background radiation

F. Couchot; J. Delabrouille; J. Kaplan; B. Revenu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 08 Jul 1998
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
We present configurations of polarimeters which measure the three linear Stokes parameters 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 configurations also provide the smallest possible error box volume.
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
free text keywords: [PHYS.ASTR.CO]Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph]/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics [astro-ph.CO], [SDU.ASTR]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph], Astrophysics, Diagonal, Optics, business.industry, business, Matrix (mathematics), Cosmic microwave background, Physics, Cardinal point, Stokes parameters, symbols.namesake, symbols, Polarimeter, Polarization (waves)

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