Determination of the full polarimetric transition matrix of a magnetized plasma from measurements of phase only
It is shown that, by using a convenient modulated input polarization, it is possible to determine the full plasma polarimetric transition matrix purely from phase measurements. These are advantageous compared to previously proposed amplitude measurements. Two alternative sets of configurations for the input polarization are considered. The elements of the transition matrix thus found can be used in the reconstruction of the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equilibrium
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/96/8 EN (1996) 26pp.
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Record Number: 199711054 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
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