Advancements of the optical vortex coronagraph

Grover A. Swartzlander, Erin L. Ford, Rukiah Abdul-Malik, Joshua Kim, Laird Close, Mary Anne Peters, David Palacios, Daniel Wilson

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The optical vortex coronagraph is a promising scheme for achieving high contrast low loss imaging of exoplanets as close as 2λ/D from the parent star. We describe results using a high precision vortex lens that was fabricated using electron-beam lithography. We also report demonstrations of the coronagraph on a telescope employing a tip-tilt corrector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number669311
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2007Aug 30 2007


  • Coronagraph
  • Exoplanet
  • High contrast
  • Optical vortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Swartzlander, G. A., Ford, E. L., Abdul-Malik, R., Kim, J., Close, L., Peters, M. A., Palacios, D., & Wilson, D. (2007). Advancements of the optical vortex coronagraph. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 6693, [669311].