16 - 21 June 2024
Yokohama, Japan
Conference 13093 > Paper 13093-151
Paper 13093-151

Novel prototype reflection-based polarizer for the far ultraviolet

17 June 2024 • 17:30 - 19:00 Japan Standard Time | Room G5, North - 1F


To broaden our characterization of light observed in our universe, we investigated the polarization performance in the Far Ultraviolet (FUV) range of 100-200 nm. Our plan to accomplish this is to build a polarizer for the FUV range and study its transmission efficiency in the lab. We have begun a trade study of different reflective element polarization designs specific for FUV/Vacuum UV wavelengths. This included using computer simulated polarizers and optics to observe alignment tolerance analysis, performing stray light signal analysis based on changing the angle of incidence, and determining how several different mirror coatings impact polarization performance as a function of wavelength.


Olivia Jones
The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Olivia has completed the first year in the physics and astronomy doctoral program at the University of Iowa. They recieved their Bachelor's degree at the Universtiy of Arizona, where they did research work on the FIREBall-2 Ultraviolet Telescope mission 2022 and 2023 flight campaigns. Olivia's research focuses on instrumentation and measurement of optical components for the Ultraviolet wavelength range. They hope to join the teams on the upcoming NASA Clipper and Dragonfly missions taking data of the gas giants' moons after earning their doctorate degree.
Application tracks: Astrophotonics
Olivia Jones
The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Keri Hoadley
The Univ. of Iowa (United States)