The development of the imaging polarimeter’s polarizer on the basis of the polarizing film

1Vidmachenko, AP, 1Ivanov, Yu.S, 1Syniavskyi, II
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2015, 21 ;(4):19–23
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2015.04.019
Section: Space Instruments
Publication Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: 

Development of the “Spectrometer polarimeter” scientific instrument has started, which is planned to be the one of five devices in the Russian-Ukrainian “Planetary Monitoring” space experiment. The devices are designed to form images of celestial objects in the focal plane of a planetary telescope (PT-600) and to register spectral and polarimetric information on gaseous and aerosol components of the planetary atmospheres as well as physical and chemical properties of the surface layers of atmosphereless astronomical bodies. A mockup of a polarizer that is based on the polarizing films has been designed. This model can be used in the spectrometerpolarimeter.The results of the investigation of the polarizer in the spectral range 420—850 nm are given. 

Keywords: astronomical observations., imaging polarimeter, polarizer, polarizing film, spectrometer-polarimeter
References: 

1. Vid'machenko A.P., Ivanov Yu.S, Morozhenko A.V., et al. Spectropolarimeter of ground-based accompanying for the space experiment "Planetary Monitoring". Kosm. mauka tehnol., 13 (1), 63—70 (2007) [in Russian].
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2007.01.063
2. Ivanov Ju. S., Sinjavskij I. I., Sosonkin M. G. Astro spectro polarimeters for faint objects.  Journal of Optical Technology73 (12), 63—67 (2006) [in Russian].
3. Sinjavskij I. I., Ivanov Ju. S., Vidmachenko A. P. The concept of building optical circuits pan-Stokes polarimeter for small telescopes.  Journal of Optical Technology80 (9), 27—32 (2013) [in Russian].
4. Collins P., Redfern R. M., Sheeha B. Design. Construction and calibration of the Galway Astronomical Stokes Polarimeter (GASP).  AIP Conf. Proc984, 241—246 (2008).
5. Gandorfer A. M., Steiner P., Povel H. P., et al. Solar polarimetry in the near UV with the Zurich Imaging Polarimeter ZIMPOL II.  Astron. and Astrophys.  422 (2), 703—708 (2004).
6. Hough J. H. New opportunities for astronomical polarimetry.  J. Quant. Spectrosc. and Radiat. Transfer.  106 (1—3), 122—132 (2007).
7. Meriaudeau F., Ferraton M., Stolz C., et al. Polarization imaging for industrial inspection.  Proc. SPIE.   6813, 681308-1 — 681308-10 (2008).
8. Mudge J., Virgen M., Dean P. Near-infrared simultaneous Stokes imaging polarimeter.  Proc. SPIE7461, 74610L-1 — 74610L-6 (2009).
9. Oliva E. Wedged double Wollaston, a device for single shot polarimetric measurements.  Astron. and Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.  123 (3), 589—592 (1997).
10. Ramaprakash A. N., Gupta R., Sen A. K., Tandon S. N. An imaging polarimeter (IMPOL) for multi-wavelength observations.  Astron. аnd  Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128 (3), 369—375 (1998).
11. Stokes G. G. On the composition and resolution of streams of polarized light from different sources.  Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc.  9, 399—416 (1852).
12. Tyo J. S, Goldstein D. L., Chenault D. B., Shaw J. A. Review of passive imaging polarimetry for remote sensing applications.  Appl. Opt.  45 (22), 5453— 5469 (2006).