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Paper: Instrumentation for Far-IR and Submillimeter Polarimetry
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 50
Authors: Novak, G.
Abstract: Dramatic advances in far-IR/submillimeter detector technology have been underway for several decades and are likely to continue. Polarimeters that take advantage of these advances have been developed by several groups, and are being applied to study important problems like star formation. Here we restrict the discussion to ground-based or stratospheric polarimeters operating on single-dish telescopes. We review some of the technical challenges and we explain how they are being overcome, using the polarimeters SPARO and SHARP as examples. We also discuss several advanced polarimeters now under development.
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