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Stellar mathematical model for alignment of optical systems in extra-solar planet detection
Author(s): Paulino Vacas-Jacques; Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez
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Paper Abstract

We propose a polar discretization as a flexible mathematical model for describing extra-solar radiation. The analysis permits us to predict both: the spatial and the frequency responses of optical systems pointing to an extra-solar star. The spatial response provides information of the misalignment between extra-solar star and optical system. We propose a polar representation in the convolution scan followed by a space transformation to compute the frequency content of the incoming radiation. To the best of our knowledge, the spatial frequency content has not been determined thus before. We demonstrate that the circularly concentric discretization (i.e., complex polar array of radiation sources) predicts an increment on spatial information, and a reduction on the frequency content with respect to conventional stellar models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6307, Unconventional Imaging II, 63070H (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683356
Show Author Affiliations
Paulino Vacas-Jacques, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6307:
Unconventional Imaging II
Victor L. Gamiz; Paul S. Idell; Marija S. Strojnik, Editor(s)

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