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Capabilities of ACAD-OSM, an active method for the correction of aperture discontinuities
Author(s): Johan Mazoyer; Laurent Pueyo; Mamadou N'Diaye; Kevin Fogarty; Lucie Leboulleux; Sylvain Egron; Colin Norman
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Paper Abstract

The increasing complexity of the aperture geometry of the future space- and ground based-telescopes will limit the performance of the next generation of coronagraphic instruments for high contrast imaging of exoplanets. We propose here a new closed-loop optimization technique using two deformable mirrors to correct for the effects of complex apertures on coronagraph performance, alternative to the ACAD technique previously developed by our group. This technique, ACAD-OSM, allows the use of any coronagraphs designed for continuous apertures, with complex, segmented, apertures, maintaining high performance in contrast and throughput. We show the capabilities of this technique on several pupil geometries (segmented LUVOIR type aperture, WFIRST, ELTs) for which we obtained high contrast levels with several deformable mirror setups (size, number of actuators, separation between them), coronagraphs (apodized pupil Lyot and vortex coronagraphs) and spectral bandwidths, which will help us present recommendations for future coronagraphic instruments. We show that this active technique handles, without any revision to the algorithm, changing or unknown optical aberrations or discontinuities in the pupil, including optical design misalignments, missing segments and phase errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII, 104000G (1 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273070
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Johan Mazoyer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Mamadou N'Diaye, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Lab. Lagrange (France)
Kevin Fogarty, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Lucie Leboulleux, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (France)
Sylvain Egron, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (France)
Colin Norman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10400:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII
Stuart Shaklan, Editor(s)

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