Three-Dimensional Statistics of Radio Polarimetry

  title={Three-Dimensional Statistics of Radio Polarimetry},
  author={Mark McKinnon},
The measurement of radio polarization may be regarded as a threedimensional statistical problem because the large photon densities at radio wavelengths allow the simultaneous detection of the three Stokes parameters which completely describe the radiation’s polarization. The statistical nature of the problem arises from the fluctuating instrumental noise… CONTINUE READING