Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL

Dimitri Mawet, Eugene Serabyn, Dwight Moody, Brian Kern, Albert Niessner, Andreas Kuhnert, David Shemo, Russell A Chipman, Stephen C Mcclain, John Trauger

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Abstract

The Vector Vortex Coronagraph (VVC) is an attractive internal coronagraph solution to image and characterize exoplanets. It provides four key pillars on which efficient high contrast imaging instruments can be built for ground- and space-based telescopes: small inner working angle, high throughput, clear off-axis discovery space, and simple layout. We present the status of the VVC technology development supported by NASA. We will review recent results of the optical tests of the second-generation topological charge 4 VVC on the actively corrected High Contrast Imaging Testbed (HCIT) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). New VVC contrast records have been established.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8151
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 23 2011Aug 24 2011

Other

OtherTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/23/118/24/11

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High Contrast Imaging
Coronagraph
jet propulsion
coronagraphs
Testbeds
Testbed
Propulsion
Vortex
Vortex flow
vortices
Imaging techniques
Antenna grounds
Exoplanets
Telescopes
NASA
extrasolar planets
layouts
Throughput
High Throughput
Telescope

Keywords

  • electric field conjugation
  • exoplanets
  • High contrast imaging
  • liquid crystal polymers
  • phase-mask coronagraphy
  • vector vortex coronagraph
  • wavefront control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Mawet, D., Serabyn, E., Moody, D., Kern, B., Niessner, A., Kuhnert, A., ... Trauger, J. (2011). Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8151). [81511D] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896070

Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL. / Mawet, Dimitri; Serabyn, Eugene; Moody, Dwight; Kern, Brian; Niessner, Albert; Kuhnert, Andreas; Shemo, David; Chipman, Russell A; Mcclain, Stephen C; Trauger, John.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8151 2011. 81511D.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mawet, D, Serabyn, E, Moody, D, Kern, B, Niessner, A, Kuhnert, A, Shemo, D, Chipman, RA, Mcclain, SC & Trauger, J 2011, Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8151, 81511D, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/23/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896070
Mawet D, Serabyn E, Moody D, Kern B, Niessner A, Kuhnert A et al. Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8151. 2011. 81511D https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896070
Mawet, Dimitri ; Serabyn, Eugene ; Moody, Dwight ; Kern, Brian ; Niessner, Albert ; Kuhnert, Andreas ; Shemo, David ; Chipman, Russell A ; Mcclain, Stephen C ; Trauger, John. / Recent results of the second generation of vector vortex coronagraphs on the high-contrast imaging testbed at JPL. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8151 2011.
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