The imaging of giant extra-solar planets from the ground was discussed. The NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) will extend the search to earth-like planets. For planet searchers, each extra optical element contributes to the noisy thermal background. Nulling interferometry and adaptive correction to very high order were also elaborated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering