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Outline of an optical design for Terrestrial Planet Finder
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Paper Abstract

A nulling interferometer for direct detection and spectral studies of the light from extra-solar planets would face daunting technical challenges. We outline a candidate optical architecture, discussing the major challenges in handling the starlight and controlling the optics to produce a deep on-axis null with high transmission a fraction of an arcsecond away.

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Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324459
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Charley Noecker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Brian K. McComas, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Greg A. Kopp, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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