High resolution far infrared polarimeter for plasma diagnostics

S.L. Prunty, M.C. Sexton, E. Zilli

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A method for the Faraday rotation angle measurement in RFX is described, which does not require an interferometric structure, resulting in a considerable simplification of the diagnostic apparatus. It incorporates the same principle of operation as is employed in a high resolution polarimeter for visible wavelengths. The test on the bench performed at the Far Infrared wavelength of interest (λ=118.8 μm) is described, the results which were obtained are presented and discussed, and the feasibility of the method has been clearly demonstrated. © 1992 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591 - 608
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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