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Paper Abstract

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a facility instrument under construction for the 8-m Gemini South telescope. It combines a 1500 subaperture AO system using a MEMS deformable mirror, an apodized-pupil Lyot coronagraph, a high-accuracy IR interferometer calibration system, and a near-infrared integral field spectrograph to allow detection and characterization of self-luminous extrasolar planets at planet/star contrast ratios of 10-7. I will discuss the evolution from science requirements through modeling to the final detailed design, provide an overview of the subsystems and show models of the instrument's predicted performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 701518 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788083
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce A. Macintosh, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James R. Graham, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
David W. Palmer, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Jennifer Dunn, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Donald T. Gavel, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
James Larkin, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Ben Oppenheimer, American Museum of Natural History (United States)
Les Saddlemyer, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Anand Sivaramakrishnan, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
American Museum of Natural History (United States)
J. Kent Wallace, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Brian Bauman, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Darren A. Erickson, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Christian Marois, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Lisa A. Poyneer, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Remi Soummer, NSF Ctr. for Adaptive Optics (United States)
American Museum of Natural History (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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