William B Sparks

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Compact and robust method for full Stokes spectropolarimetry
    William Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    Appl Opt 51:5495-511. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint A search for chiral signatures on Mars
    William B Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Astrobiology 5:737-48. 2005
  3. pmc Detection of circular polarization in light scattered from photosynthetic microbes
    William B Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:7816-21. 2009

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Publications3

  1. doi request reprint Compact and robust method for full Stokes spectropolarimetry
    William Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA
    Appl Opt 51:5495-511. 2012
    ..The robustness and simplicity of the approach, coupled with its potential for high sensitivity, and applicability over a wide wavelength range, is likely to prove useful for applications in challenging environments such as space...
  2. ncbi request reprint A search for chiral signatures on Mars
    William B Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Astrobiology 5:737-48. 2005
    ..Our observations covered only a small fraction of parameter space, so although we obtained a null result, we cannot exclude the presence of optical activity at other wavelengths, in other locations, or at higher spatial resolution...
  3. pmc Detection of circular polarization in light scattered from photosynthetic microbes
    William B Sparks
    Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:7816-21. 2009
    ..We conclude that circular polarization spectroscopy could provide a powerful remote sensing technique for generic life searches...