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Direct imaging of exoplanetary systems with a monolithic multispectral camera
Author(s): Brian Hicks; Kathleen Oram; Nikole Lewis; Christopher Mendillo; Paul Bierden; TImothy Cook; Supriya Chakrabarti
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Paper Abstract

We present a monolithic multispectral camera (MMC) for high contrast direct imaging of inner exoplanetary environments. The primary scientific goal of the camera is to enable eight color characterization of jovian exoplanets and interplanetary dust and debris distributions around nearby stars. Technological highlights of the design include: 1. Diffraction limited resolution at 350 nm through active optical aberration correction; 2. Greater than million-to-one contrast at narrow star separation using interferometry and post-processing techniques; 3. Demonstration of deep broadband interferometric nulling and interband image stability through the use of monolithic optical assemblies; 4. Optimization of multispectral throughput while minimizing components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8864, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI, 886408 (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026991
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Hicks, UMLCAR (United States)
Kathleen Oram, UMLCAR (United States)
Nikole Lewis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Christopher Mendillo, UMLCAR (United States)
Paul Bierden, Boston Micromachines Corp. (United States)
TImothy Cook, UMLCAR (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, UMLCAR (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8864:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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