Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III: Technology opportunities and pathways

Frans Snik, Olivier Absil, Pierre Baudoz, Mathilde Beaulieu, Eduardo Bendek, Eric Cady, Brunella Carlomagno, Alexis Carlotti, Nick Cvetojevic, David Doelman, Kevin Fogarty, Raphaël Galicher, Olivier Guyon, Sebastiaan Haffert, Elsa Huby, Jeffrey Jewell, Nemanja Jovanovic, Christoph Keller, Matthew A. Kenworthy, Justin KnightJonas Kühn, Johan Mazoyer, Kelsey Miller, Mamadou N'diaye, Barnaby Norris, Emiel Por, Laurent Pueyo, A. J.Eldorado Riggs, Garreth Ruane, Dan Sirbu, J. Kent Wallace, Michael Wilby, Marie Ygouf

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Abstract

The Optimal Optical CoronagraphWorkshop at the Lorentz Center in September 2017 in Leiden, the Netherlands gathered a diverse group of 30 researchers working on exoplanet instrumentation to stimulate the emergence and sharing of new ideas. This contribution is the final part of a series of three papers summarizing the outcomes of the workshop, and presents an overview of novel optical technologies and systems that are implemented or considered for high-contrast imaging instruments on both ground-based and space telescopes. The overall objective of high contrast instruments is to provide direct observations and characterizations of exoplanets at contrast levels as extreme as 10-10. We list shortcomings of current technologies, and identify opportunities and development paths for new technologies that enable quantum leaps in performance. Specifically, we discuss the design and manufacturing of key components like advanced deformable mirrors and coronagraphic optics, and their amalgamation in adaptive coronagraph systems. Moreover, we discuss highly integrated system designs that combine contrast-enhancing techniques and characterization techniques (like high-resolution spectroscopy) while minimizing the overall complexity. Finally, we explore extreme implementations using all-photonics solutions for ground-based telescopes and dedicated huge apertures for space telescopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III
EditorsRoland Geyl, Ramon Navarro
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9781510619654
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10706
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III 2018
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/10/186/15/18

Keywords

  • Exoplanets
  • High contrast imaging
  • Technology

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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    Snik, F., Absil, O., Baudoz, P., Beaulieu, M., Bendek, E., Cady, E., Carlomagno, B., Carlotti, A., Cvetojevic, N., Doelman, D., Fogarty, K., Galicher, R., Guyon, O., Haffert, S., Huby, E., Jewell, J., Jovanovic, N., Keller, C., Kenworthy, M. A., ... Ygouf, M. (2018). Review of high-contrast imaging systems for current and future ground-based and space-based telescopes III: Technology opportunities and pathways. In R. Geyl, & R. Navarro (Eds.), Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III [107062L] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10706). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313957