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Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe

Mawet, Dimitri and Serabyn, Eugene and Burruss, Rick and Kern, Brian and Krist, John and Kuhnert, Andreas and Levine, Marie and Liewer, Kurt and Mennensson, Bertrand and Moody, Dwight and Niessner, Albert and Park, Peggy and Trauger, John and Traub, Wesley and Wallace, James (2011) Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe. In: Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8151. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 815108. ISBN 978-0-81948-761-2. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150526-091421279

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Abstract

The Vector Vortex Coronagraph (VVC) is one of the most attractive new-generation coronagraphs for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging/characterization instruments, as recently demonstrated on sky at Palomar and in the laboratory at JPL, and Hokkaido University. Manufacturing technologies for devices covering wavelength ranges from the optical to the mid-infrared, have been maturing quickly. We will review the current status of technology developments supported by NASA in the USA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, JDSU and BEAMCo), Europe (University of Li`ege, Observatoire de Paris- Meudon, University of Uppsala) and Japan (Hokkaido University, and Photonics Lattice Inc.), using liquid crystal polymers, subwavelength gratings, and photonics crystals, respectively. We will then browse concrete perspectives for the use of the VVC on upcoming ground-based facilities with or without (extreme) adaptive optics, extremely large ground-based telescopes, and space-based internal coronagraphs.


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Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
Mennensson, Bertrand0000-0003-4205-4800
Additional Information:© 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). September 15, 2011. This work was carried out at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) site of Vitacura (Santiago, Chile), and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Subject Keywords:High contrast imaging, exoplanets, phase-mask coronagraphy, optical vortex, polarization, liquid crystal polymers, photonics crystals, subwavelength gratings
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Official Citation:Dimitri Mawet ; Naoshi Murakami ; Christian Delacroix ; Eugene Serabyn ; Olivier Absil, et al. "Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe", Proc. SPIE 8151, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, 815108 (September 15, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.896059
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