Coronagraphy VS. nulling

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Abstract

Nulling cancels out the light of a source by destructive interference between several beams, while coronagraphy is a much larger family of high dynamical range imaging techniques designed for single pupil telescopes. In this paper, nulling techniques and three different classes of coronagraphs are compared using criteria relevant to the detection of Earth-sized planets around nearby stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalEAS Publications Series
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAstronomy with High Contrast Imaging II: Instrumentation for Coronagraphy and Nulling Interferometry - Nice, France
Duration: Oct 6 2003Oct 10 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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