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Title: Polarimetric analysis of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) for modeling instrumental polarization characteristics
Authors: Atwood, J
Skidmore, W
Anupama, G. C
Ramya, M. Anche
Krishna Reddy
Sen, Asoke
Keywords: Thirty Meter Telescope;NFIRAOS;Polarization;Polarimetry
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering
Citation: Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 9150, 915013-1 - 915013-10
Abstract: The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be called upon to support a polarimetric observing capability. Many different observing programs covering a range of different science areas are being considered for the TMT and a model of the overall polarization characteristics is being developed. The instrument development program will provide a means for polarimetric instruments to be developed, however the telescope itself and the AO system must be able to support polarimetric instruments. As a first step to defining the necessary polarimetric technical requirements we have created an international working group to carry out a study in which technical and cost implications will be balanced with scientific impact; new requirements will be generated with supporting science cases. We present here initial results of the instrumental polarization sensitivity of TMT with NFIRAOS, the first-light adaptive optics system. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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