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Observations and analysis of linear polarization in cool stars

Juhani Huovelin

Observations and analysis of linear polarization in cool stars

by Juhani Huovelin

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Published by Observatory and Astrophysics Laboratory, University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland .
Written in English


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Thesis.

StatementJuhani Huovelin.
SeriesReport / Observatory and Astrophysics Laboratory, University of Helsinki -- no. 4
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Open LibraryOL18344730M
ISBN 109529022824

Polarization states Linear states of polarization x y x y Linear x polarized E x ≠ 0, E y = 0 Linear y polarized E x = 0, E y ≠ 0 Linear o polarized E x = E y, φ y − φ x = π Linear θpolarized E x ≠ E y, φ y − φ x = 0, π O’Shea , Saleh & Teich 6 x y x y. Polarization Linear, circular, and elliptical polarization Mathematics of polarization Uniaxial crystals Birefringence Polarizers. Polarization Notation near an interface Parallel ("p") Perpendicular ("s") polarization polarization These are only defined relative to an interface between two media.

If you recall from the polarization ellipse, the polarization state of the wave is completely determined by the amplitudes (E 0x /E 0y), and phases (δx/δy). The bracketed term in the above equation () referred to as the complex amplitude, contains all the information needed to determine the state of polarization . ESO is the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere. It operates the La Silla Paranal Observatory in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany.

  Polarimetry: Measuring the polarization of light from stars and systems. (the analysis of light from an object in terms of brightness as a . entirely of one linear polarization. On the other hand, unpolarized light, such as light from a light bulb, an LED, or the sun, is a random superposition of all possi-ble polarization states. Fig. 1: A linearly polarized wave. A snapshot in time of a linearly polarized wave is shown in Fig. 1. .


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Observations and analysis of linear polarization in cool stars by Juhani Huovelin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The goal of this study is to initiate systematic observations of active stars in all four Stokes parameters and to identify cool stars for which linear polarization can be detected at a level.

Magnetic fields of cool active stars are currently studied polarimetrically using only circular polarization observations. Including linear polarization in the reconstruction of stellar magnetic fields allows more information about the magnetic field to be extracted and significantly improves the reliability of stellar magnetic field maps.

Abstract: Magnetic fields of cool active stars are currently studied polarimetrically using only circular polarization observations. Including linear polarization in the reconstruction of stellar magnetic fields allows more information about the magnetic field to be extracted and significantly improves the reliability of stellar magnetic field maps.

Observations and theoretical models of broadband linear polarization (BLP) in cool stars are discussed. Two effects, 1) differential saturation in magnetically sensitive absorption lines and, 2) Rayleigh and Thomson scattering are considered as the possible causes of the : J.

Huovelin, S. Saar. the linear polarization in line profiles of cool active stars. Our observations of the inactive solar-like star α Cen A show neither circular nor linear polarization above the level of ∼10−5, indicating the absence of a net longitudinal magnetic field stronger than G.

We have considered observations carried out both in imaging polarimetric and in spectropolarimetric mode. Broadband polarization was obtained in the Bessel BVRI filters; spectropolarimetry was obtained with various grisms covering different optical ranges and with a typical resolution of a few hundreds.

Rapid-response polarimetric observations of newly discovered bursts have probed the initial afterglow phase1,2,3, and show that, minutes after the prompt emission has ended, the degree of linear.

We present the analysis of the observations of standard stars for linear polarization obtained from to within the context of the calibration plan of the FORS1 instrument of the ESO VLT.

Five-colour (UBVRI) polarimetric observations of a sample of solar-type stars are reported. The observations show a clear wavelength dependence of polarization for a few stars, and a statistical dependence on activity (CaII(H+K)-emission) in the short wavelengths (U and B).

Linear Polarization. In linear polarization, the electric field of light is limited to a single plane along the direction of propagation. Circular Polarization.

There are two linear components in the electric field of light that are perpendicular to each other such that their. Standard stars are probably satisfactory for less demanding programmes.

[ TIFF ] Figure Extract from Tinbergen zero-polarization stars. [ TIFF ] Figure Extract from Hsu and Breger standard stars for degree and angle of polarization, in 5 broad bands.

Use. Here we present analysis of a unique full Stokes vector spectropolarimetric data set, acquired for the cool magnetic Ap star HD with a recently commissioned spectropolarimeter.

Aims: The goal of our work is to examine the circular and linear polarization signatures inside spectral lines and to study variation of the stellar spectrum and magnetic observables as a function of rotational phase.

Methods: HD was observed. Michele Marrocco, in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Methods of Eigenfunction Representation, Local Phase and Amplitude Approximation, and Discrete Diffraction. The approaches of Sections and were born as attempts to overcome the paraxial approximation of radial polarization of Gaussian beams.

However, among the methods reviewed in Section 3, there are. The linear polarization degree in the millimeter band at the subpercent level (% ± %) is lower than those observed in late-time optical afterglows (weighted average of ~1%).

The Faraday depolarization by nonaccelerated, cool electrons in the shocked region is one of the possible mechanisms for the low value. Here we report new optical observations of AR Sco that show strong linear polarization (up to 40%) that varies strongly and periodically on both the.

Stokes Q U: linear polarization. Q and U fully describe linear polarization. If, for example, you only had Q, then Q = 0 for light polarized at 45. Not good. More simply, you can say that for linear polarization, you need to find both an amplitude and a position angle.

To solve for both parameters, you need two equations. The fraction of stars showing high polarization in at least one observation or exposure is ≈ 73 % (24 of 33 stars). The number of stars showing little to no (polarization is about 24% (8 of 33) and one star (V Cen) shows high polarization during the first detection and no polarization during the second.

Discussion (A) Colour photograph, and patterns of radiance I, degree of linear polarization p, and angle of polarization α (clockwise from the scattering plane) of the sky around the L5 Lagrange point of the Earth–Moon system measured by imaging polarimetry in the green ( nm) spectral range at ut in August 17 (picture centre: RA = 2 h.

Circular Polarization vs. Linear Polarization Executive Summary The objective of this white paper is to provide a high level analysis of circular and linear polarization, and to alleviate the confusion and misconceptions surrounding these forms of technology.

Once the decision to purchase satellite capacity or services is made. Linear polarization: wavelength dependence Fitting the observed dependence includes calculations of the polarization cross-sections averaged over particles orientation and size distribution, their normalization and the comparison of obtained dependencies with Serkowski's curve representing observational data for a chosen star.

Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics The Astrophysics of Neutrinos, Axions, and Other Weakly Interacting Particles Isotropic Polarization Tensor in the Lorentz Gauge Neutrino Observations () ⋄ 3. Analysis of.We present UBVRI polarization observations of 12 B-type stars in the direction of the young open cluster NGCnine of them confirmed as probable members.

The maximum degree of polarization for our target stars ranges from % to %, with an average value of %.

We note variations of the polarization vector orientations.The position angles (PAs) of the linear polarization is referred to the centre of the observing band and calculated using: = − ⁡ ().

In Dai et al. () such PAs were only calculated when the linear polarization exceeded four times the baseline root mean square (rms) noise level.