Instrumentation for solar spectropolarimetry: state of the art and prospects

  title={Instrumentation for solar spectropolarimetry: state of the art and prospects},
  author={Francisco A. Iglesias and Alex J. Feller},
  journal={Optical Engineering},
  pages={082417 - 082417}
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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1Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, 440 UCB Boulder, CO 80309, USA 2Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305,

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