Empirical Determination of Optimal Parameters for Sodium Double-Edge Magneto-Optic Filters
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences & Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, CO80309, USA
* Email: Ian.Barry@colorado.edu
Published online: 7 June 2016
A method is proposed for determining the optimal temperature and magnetic field strength used to condition a sodium vapor cell for use in a sodium Double-Edge Magneto-Optic Filter (Na-DEMOF). The desirable characteristics of these filters are first defined and then analyzed over a range of temperatures and magnetic field strengths, using an IDL Faraday filter simulation adapted for the Na-DEMOF. This simulation is then compared to real behavior of a Na-DEMOF constructed for use with the Chu Research Group’s STAR Na Doppler resonance-fluorescence lidar for lower atmospheric observations.
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