Observations of Polarization Effects at the Irkutsk Institute of Solar and Terrestrial Physics (Russia)

  • S. A. Kazantsev
  • A. G. Petrashen
  • N. M. Firstova
Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)


Initial spectropolarimetric observations at the Irkutsk Institute of Solar and Terrestrial Physics were influenced by the fact that, in the 1970s, a large amount of research was undertaken on turbulent electric fields in plasmas under laboratory conditions(227,228) Since most theories and models of solar flares rely on the concept of the turbulent state of a flare plasma, the Irkutsk group made some initial attempts to study plasma turbulence with the upper chromospheric layers of a solar flare by different spectroscopic techniques, in particular by the Berange—Mozer method, based on satellites of the forbidden Hel line(228,229) and estimates of linear polarization,(194)


Solar Flare Linear Polarization Stokes Parameter Entrance Slit Line Core 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Kazantsev
    • 1
  • A. G. Petrashen
    • 2
  • N. M. Firstova
    • 3
  1. 1.St. Petersburg, Russia, and Paris ObservatorySt. Petersburg State UniversityMeudonFrance
  2. 2.St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Irkutsk Institute of Solar and Terrestrial PhysicsIrkutskRussia

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