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Imaging Polarimeter Arrays for Near-Millimeter Waves

Tong, Peter T. and Neikirk, Dean P. and Young, Peter E. and Peebles, W. A. and Luhmann, Neville C., Jr. and Rutledge, David B. (1984) Imaging Polarimeter Arrays for Near-Millimeter Waves. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 32 (5). pp. 507-512. ISSN 0018-9480.

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An integrated-circuit antenna array has been developed that images both polarization and intensity. The array consists of a row of antennas that lean alternately left and right, creating two interlaced sub-arrays that respond to different polarizations. The arrays and the bismuth bolometer detectors are made by a photoresist shadowing technique that requires only one photolithographic mask. The array has measured polarization at a wavelength of 800 µm with an absolute accuracy of 0.8° and a relative precision of 7 arc min. and has demonstrated nearly diffraction-Iimited resolutiort of a 20° step in polarization.

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