Instrumentation for solar spectropolarimetry: state of the art and prospects

@article{Iglesias2019InstrumentationFS,
title={Instrumentation for solar spectropolarimetry: state of the art and prospects},
author={Francisco A. Iglesias and Alex J. Feller},
journal={Optical Engineering},
year={2019},
volume={58},
pages={082417 - 082417}
}
• Published 27 April 2019
• Physics, Environmental Science
• Optical Engineering
Abstract. Given its unchallenged capabilities in terms of sensitivity and spatial resolution, the combination of imaging spectropolarimetry and numeric Stokes inversion represents the dominant technique currently used to remotely sense the physical properties of the solar atmosphere and, in particular, its important driving magnetic field. Solar magnetism manifests itself in a wide range of spatial, temporal, and energetic scales. The ubiquitous but relatively small and weak fields of the so…
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