Polarization and Polarimetry: A Review

@inproceedings{Trippe2014PolarizationAP,
  title={Polarization and Polarimetry: A Review},
  author={Sascha Trippe},
  year={2014}
}
Polarization is a basic property of light and is fundamentally linked to the internal geometry of a source of radiation. Polarimetry complements photometric, spectroscopic, and imaging analyses of sources of radiation and has made possible multiple astrophysical discoveries. In this article I review (i) the physical basics of polarization: electromagnetic waves, photons, and parameterizations; (ii) astrophysical sources of polarization: scattering, synchrotron radiation, active media, and the… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…