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Paper: Standardization of (Optical) Polarization Measurements: a Simple Introduction
Volume: 364, The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric, and Polarimetric Standardization
Page: 481
Authors: Landstreet, J.D.
Abstract: This review will provide an overview of and introduction to astronomical polarization, and suggest how polarization measurements might be of use in a variety of problems. We then look at how polarization is described by the “Stokes vector”; how it is measured by simple polarimeters and spectropolarimeters; and the main reduction and calibration issues for polarization data. We will discuss the information others might need in order to model a published data set, and conclude with an illuminating example.
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