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A single-probe-beam double-heterodyne polarimeter-interferometer for plasma Faraday rotation measurements

Howard, John; Muir, Jack; Glass, Fenton; Hicks, N


This article describes a novel millimetre-wave polarimeter/interferometer for measuring the Faraday rotation of the plane of polarization of a probing coherent electro-magnetic beam that traverses a magnetized plasma. Independent frequency offset heterodyne carriers for the interferometric and polarimetric angles are generated using a chirped microwave source. The system has the advantage of requiring just a single frequency-modulatable source and a single detector for each spatial probing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Instrumentation
DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/7/07/P07009


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