Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: Review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe

Dimitri Mawet, Naoshi Murakami, Christian Delacroix, Eugene Serabyn, Olivier Absil, Naoshi Baba, Jacques Baudrand, Anthony Boccaletti, Rick Burruss, Russell Chipman, Pontus Forsberg, Serge Habraken, Shoki Hamaguchi, Charles Hanot, Akitoshi Ise, Mikael Karlsson, Brian Kern, John Krist, Andreas Kuhnert, Marie LevineKurt Liewer, Stephen McClain, Scott McEldowney, Bertrand Mennesson, Dwight Moody, Hiroshi Murakami, Albert Niessner, Jun Nishikawa, Nada O'Brien, Kazuhiko Oka, Peggy Park, Pierre Piron, Laurent Pueyo, Pierre Riaud, Moritsugu Sakamoto, Motohide Tamura, John Trauger, David Shemo, Jean Surdej, Nelson Tabirian, Wesley Traub, James Wallace, Kaito Yokochi

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Abstract

The Vector Vortex Coronagraph (VVC) is one of the most attractive new-generation coronagraphs for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging/characterization instruments, as recently demonstrated on sky at Palomar and in the laboratory at JPL, and Hokkaido University. Manufacturing technologies for devices covering wavelength ranges from the optical to the mid-infrared, have been maturing quickly. We will review the current status of technology developments supported by NASA in the USA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, JDSU and BEAMCo), Europe (University of Li'ege, Observatoire de Paris- Meudon, University of Uppsala) and Japan (Hokkaido University, and Photonics Lattice Inc.), using liquid crystal polymers, subwavelength gratings, and photonics crystals, respectively. We will then browse concrete perspectives for the use of the VVC on upcoming ground-based facilities with or without (extreme) adaptive optics, extremely large ground-based telescopes, and space-based internal coronagraphs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 23 2011Aug 24 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8151
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

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

Keywords

  • High contrast imaging
  • exoplanets
  • liquid crystal polymers
  • optical vortex
  • phase-mask coronagraphy
  • photonics crystals
  • polarization
  • subwavelength gratings

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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    Mawet, D., Murakami, N., Delacroix, C., Serabyn, E., Absil, O., Baba, N., Baudrand, J., Boccaletti, A., Burruss, R., Chipman, R., Forsberg, P., Habraken, S., Hamaguchi, S., Hanot, C., Ise, A., Karlsson, M., Kern, B., Krist, J., Kuhnert, A., ... Yokochi, K. (2011). Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: Review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe. In Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V [815108] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8151). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896059