The Planetary Systems Imager adaptive optics system: An initial optical design and performance analysis tool for the PSI-Red AO system

Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Philip Hinz, Maaike Von Kooten, Michael P. Fitzgerald, Steph Sallum, Benjamin Mazin, Mark Chun, Claire Max, Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer, Olivier Guyon, Andrew Skemer, R. Deno Stelter, Ji Wang

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Abstract

The Planetary Systems Imager (PSI) is a proposed instrument for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) that provides an extreme adaptive optics (AO) correction to a multi-wavelength instrument suite optimized for high contrast science. PSI's broad range of capabilities, spanning imaging, polarimetry, integral field spectroscopy, and high resolution spectroscopy from 0.6-5 μm, with a potential channel at 10 μm, will enable breakthrough science in the areas of exoplanet formation and evolution. Here, we present a preliminary optical design and performance analysis of the 2-5 μm component of the PSI AO system, which must deliver the wavefront quality necessary to support infrared high contrast science cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets X
EditorsStuart B. Shaklan, Garreth J. Ruane
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510644847
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets X 2021 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2021Aug 5 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11823
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets X 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/1/218/5/21

Keywords

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Coronagraphy
  • Exoplanets

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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