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The JWST/NIRCam coronagraph flight occulters

Krist, John E. and Balasubramanian, Kunjithapatham and Muller, Richard E. and Shaklan, Stuart B. and Kelly, Douglas M. and Wilson, Daniel W. and Beichman, Charles A. and Serabyn, Eugene and Mao, Yalan and Echternach, Pierre M. and Trauger, John T. and Liewer, Kurt M. (2010) The JWST/NIRCam coronagraph flight occulters. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7731. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 77313J. ISBN 9780819482211.

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The NIRCam instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope will have a Lyot coronagraph for high contrast imaging of extrasolar planets and circumstellar disks at λ=2 - 5 μm. Half-tone patterns are used to create graded-transmission image plane masks. These are generated using electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching of a metal layer on an antireflection coated sapphire substrate. We report here on the manufacture and evaluation of the flight occulters.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This analysis was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Cal. Inst. of Technology and funded by the NIRCam instrument project and science team.
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Subject Keywords:James Webb Space Telescope, NIRCam, coronagraph, extrasolar planets
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Official Citation:John E. Krist, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Richard E. Muller, Stuart B. Shaklan, Douglas M. Kelly, Daniel W. Wilson, Charles A. Beichman, Eugene Serabyn, Yalan Mao, Pierre M. Echternach, John T. Trauger, Kurt M. Liewer, "The JWST/NIRCam coronagraph flight occulters", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77313J (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856488;
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