Abstract: POLARIS (POLArized RadIation Simulator) simulates the intensity and polarization of light emerging from analytical astrophysical models as well as complex magneto-hydrodynamic simulations on various grids. This 3D Monte-Carlo continuum radiative transfer code is written in C++ and is capable of performing dust heating, dust grain alignment, line radiative transfer, and synchrotron simulations to calculate synthetic intensity and polarization maps. The code makes use of a full set of physical quantities (density, temperature, velocity, magnetic field distribution, and dust grain properties as well as different sources of radiation) as input.
Credit: Reissl, S.; Wolf, S.; Brauer, R.
Preferred citation method: For general use of POLARIS, please cite https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2016A&A...593A..87R; when using the line transfer/Zeeman splitting, please also cite https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2017A&A...601A..90B