By Y. Ryabov, G. Yankovsky
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1992) and Somerville et al. (1994) for the latest information and extensive references). Observations of interstellar polarization are used to investigate both the properties of the grains and the magnetic field topology. 2 Birefringence The other way in which the intervening medium can influence the state of polarization is by birefringence of the medium. 1). Linear birefringence is expected to occur at optical wavelengths in the interstellar medium, due to the optical properties of the aligned dust particles that also cause the linear polarization.
For a discussion of astrophysical electric fields as a possible source of polarization effects, see Favati et al (1987). 1 Magnetic fields and generation of polarized radiation Polarimetry is the most direct method of detecting magnetic fields, which in astronomy range from 10fiG in interstellar space to perhaps 1013 G in pulsars. The techniques used and the data produced vary according to object and wavelength. A list of applications such as that which follows will never be complete, but it can serve as a general guide.
1990). 2 fim of the region near the infrared source IRS1. Coordinate units are seconds of arc, IRS1 is at (0,0). clearly shows centro-symmetric vectors about a point in the dark lane, indicating that this is the location of the exciting star. The polarization is extremely high, indicating that the dust must be optically thin to scattering. '. 2), the 'complex refractive index' determines the optical path length (real part; classical refractive index) and the attenuation (imaginary part; extinction coefficient) as the wave propagates.