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Studies of the effects of control bandwidth and dark-hole size on the HCIT contrast performance
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Paper Abstract

We have carried out both theoretical and experimental studies of the sensitivity of dark hole contrast to the control bandwidth and dark-hole dimensions in high-contrast broadband stellar coronagraphy. We have evaluated the performance of DM actuator solutions in the presence of occulting mask defects using one to five 2%-wide bands spanning a 10% bandpass. We have also investigated the dependence of the HCIT contrast performance on the size of dark-hole area including large dark holes formed at the Nyquist limit of the DM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9605, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VII, 96050H (16 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188210
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Erkin Sidick, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stuart Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eric Cady, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9605:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VII
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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