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Paper: Laboratory Experiment for Polarized Scattering at Potassium Vapor
Volume: 358, Solar Polarization 4
Page: 323
Authors: Thalmann, C.; Stenflo, J.O.; Feller, A.; Cacciani, A.
Abstract: The observed solar polarization peaks of the D1 lines of sodium at 5896 Å and barium at 4934 Å still elude theoretical explanation, in spite of considerable theoretical efforts over the past decade. To clarify the underlying physics of D1 scattering we have set up a laboratory experiment to explore the spectrally resolved profiles of the Mueller matrix for D1 and D2 scattering at potassium vapor. Here we present initial results of this experiment.
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