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End-to-end simulations of different coronagraphic techniques
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Paper Abstract

The NASA exoplanet exploration program is dedicated to developing technologies for detecting and characterizing extrasolar planets. In support of that program we have evaluated three different coronagraphic techniques (bandlimited Lyot, optical vortex, and phase-induced pupil apodization) using optical propagation simulations. These utilized a complete hypothetical telescope+coronagraph system with phase and amplitude aberrations. Wavefront control using dual sequential deformable mirrors was performed. We discuss the different computational techniques necessary to accurately simulate each coronagraph.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7440, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV, 744016 (19 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826487
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Krist, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dwight C. Moody, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dimitri Mawet, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John T. Trauger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ruslan Belikov, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Olivier Guyon, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/Subaru Telescope (United States)
Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7440:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
Stuart B. Shaklan, Editor(s)

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