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Paper: Polarimetric Standardization
Volume: 364, The Future of Photometric, Spectrophotometric, and Polarimetric Standardization
Page: 495
Authors: Landi Degl'Innocenti, E.; Bagnulo, S.; Fossati, L.
Abstract: The use of polarimetric techniques is nowadays widespread among solar and stellar astronomers. However, notwithstanding the recommandations that have often been made about the publication of polarimetric results in the astronomical literature, we are still far from having a standard protocol on which to conform. In this paper we review the basic definitions and the physical significance of the Stokes parameters, and we propose a standardization of the measurement of polarized radiation.
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