This article proposes layouts of increased-efficiency astronomical spectropolarimeters constructed using the same concept: a UV spectropolarimeter for the range 0.23-0.40 µm and a spectropolarimeter for the visible range 0.4-0.87 µm. It is shown that a limited number of elements can serve the function of optical reducer, dispersive unit, and aberration corrector. Such an approach is especially suitable in the UV region, in which the numerous elements of classical spectropolarimeters result in large losses. The dispersive system of each of the polarimeters levels off the dispersion, and this also increases the efficiency of the device in the short-wavelength region.

PDF Article

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription