M. Krejny, T. G. Matthews, G. Novak, J. Cho, H. Li, H. Shinnaga, J. E. Vaillancourt
2009 Astrophysical Journal  
We present the first 350 micron polarization measurement for the disk of the T Tauri star (TTS) DG Tau. The data were obtained using the SHARP polarimeter at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We did not detect polarization but we provide constraints on the normalized Stokes parameters q and u. We derive information about the polarization spectrum by comparing our 350 micron result with an 850 micron polarization detection previously published for this source. This empirical information
more » ... erning the polarization spectrum disagrees with the predictions of a recent model for TTS disk polarization. We conclude, however, that adding more mass to the model disk would probably result in model polarization spectra that agree much better with the 350 and 850 micron polarimetric observations. We suggest that multiwavelength polarimetry of TTS disk emission may provide a promising method for probing the opacity of TTS disks.
doi:10.1088/0004-637x/705/1/717 fatcat:7amkeqdi2ne3vmjxuc7pqfcou4