An inline optical electron polarimeter

K. W. Trantham, T. J. Gay, R. J. Vandiver

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations


The design and operation of a simple inline optical electron polarimeter is presented. It is based on exchange excitation of ground state neon atoms. The electron polarization is determined from the degree of circular polarization of the subsequent 2p53p 3D3→2p53s 3P2 (6402 Å) fluorescence. This device can characterize both longitudinally and transversely polarized electron beams in a nondestructive fashion, and is inexpensive and easily constructed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4103-4106
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

Cite this

Trantham, K. W., Gay, T. J., & Vandiver, R. J. (1996). An inline optical electron polarimeter. Review of Scientific Instruments, 67(12), 4103-4106.