Polarization profile

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Measuring Beam Polarization Profile with p-Carbon Polarimeters

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Two-dimensional case

Let's assume the polarization and intensity profiles have a gaussian shape:

Since we are interested only in the width of the polarization profile with respect to the intensity one we can use the following relations:

Integrating from to Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle \infty} over both dimensions we get for the polarization weighted with intensity of either one or both beams:

Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle \begin{align} \frac{\iint P(x,y) I(x,y) dx dy}{\iint I(x,y) dx dy} &= \frac{P_{0}}{\sqrt{1 + R_x} \sqrt{1 + R_y}} \\ \frac{\iint P(x,y) I_B(x,y) I_Y(x,y) dx dy}{\iint I_B(x,y) I_Y(x,y) dx dy} &= \frac{P_{0}}{ \sqrt{1 + \frac{R_x}{2}} \sqrt{1 + \frac{R_y}{2}} }\\ \frac{\iint P_B(x,y) P_Y(x,y) I_B(x,y) I_Y(x,y) dx dy}{\iint I_B(x,y) I_Y(x,y) dx dy} &= \frac{P_{0,B} P_{0,Y}}{\sqrt{1 + \frac{R_{x,B}}{2} + \frac{R_{x,Y}}{2} } \sqrt{1 + \frac{R_{y,B}}{2} + \frac{R_{y,Y}}{2} }}\end{align}}

As we normaly measure the average polarization given by it is trivial to get the equations for re-weighting factors and :

where

It is interesting to study the difference between the scale factors and Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle k_{DSA}} . To make things easier we assume the same value for all Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle R} 's which is .

Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle \begin{align} \frac{k_{DSA}}{k_{SSA,B} k_{SSA,Y}} = 1 + \frac{R^2}{4(1+R)}\end{align}}

where the last term gives a correction on the order of . Therefore, with good precision we have


Time dependent P_SSA

Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/":): {\displaystyle P_{SSA} = \left(1 + \frac12 R(t)\right) P(t) = (1 + \frac12 R_0 + \frac12 R' t)(P_0 + P't) \approx P_0 + P't + \frac12 R_0 P_0 + \frac12 (R_0 P' + R' P_0) t =P_0 (1 + \frac12 R_0) + (P' + \frac12 (R_0 P' + R' P_0) ) t }