Polarimetry research at the University of Florida

C. Packham, J. Hough, L. Kolokolova, C.M. Telesco

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The advent of large ( or larger) telescopes along with the new breed of mid-IR instrumentation opens a new window to diffraction-limited investigations of the nature of faint or crowded field astronomical objects at mid-IR wavelengths, such as young stars or dust enshrouded AGN. CanariCam, nearing completion at the University of Florida for the GranTeCan telescope, will offer for the first time in the mid-IR, a dual beam polarimetry mode. We also discuss the capabilities of the University of Florida's laboratory for polarimetric simulations of light scattering by dust particles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-295
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • astronomical instrumentation
  • mid-infrared polarimetry
  • laboratory polarimetry


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