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Optical Engineering

Dark-lens diffracting telescope: novel concept for direct extrasolar planet imaging
Author(s): Elijah E. Cocks; F. Hadley Cocks
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Paper Abstract

Current narrow-band optical filters for professional solar astronomy applications are primarily based on Lyot filters.1 However, the Lyot filter is severely limited in operation at UV wavelengths because of the lack of suitable UV hightransmission polarizers. In addition, the Lyot filter is comprised of over 50 elements ~over 30 cm long and weighing several kilograms! that require precise alignment and temperature stabilization for all of the elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(10) doi: 10.1117/1.601312
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 10
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Elijah E. Cocks, Dartmouth College (United States)
F. Hadley Cocks, Duke Univ. (United States)


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