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LRIS imaging spectropolarimeter at the W. M. Keck Observatory

Goodrich, Robert W. and Cohen, Marshall H. (2003) LRIS imaging spectropolarimeter at the W. M. Keck Observatory. In: Polarimetry in Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4843. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 146-155. ISBN 9780819446220.

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An optical-wavelength polarimetry module has been in use for the past ten years at the W.M. Keck Observatory. The module is used in conjunction with the LRIS imaging spectrograph. It provides either imaging polarimetry or spectropolarimetry across the full wavelength range of the instrument (320-1100 nm). The design, performance, and limitations of the polarimetry module are described, along with a sampling of science results.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The authors would like to acknowledge the many contributions of J. S. Miller and J. B. Oke to the design of the LRIS polarimetry module, and also H. Petrie, W. Schaal, and J. Cromer to the detailed design and construction. Some of the data presented herein were obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W. M. Keck Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:instrumentation, optics, polarization, spectropolarimetry
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Official Citation:Robert Goodrich, Marshall Cohen, "LRIS imaging spectropolarimeter at the W.M. Keck Observatory," Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458652
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