The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer

Olivier Guyon, Stuart Shaklan, Marie Levine, Kerri Cahoy, Domenick Tenerelli, Ruslan Belikov, Brian Kern

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Abstract

The Pupil-mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer (PECO) mission concept is a 1.4-m space-based coronagraphic telescope optimized to image exoplanets and disks at optical wavelengths and characterize them through low resolution spectroscopy and polarimetry. Thanks to a high efficiency Phase-Induced Amplitude Apodization (PIAA) coronagraph, PECO can deliver 1e-10 contrast at 2 λ/D separation (0.15″) with no loss in angular resolution or throughput due to the coronagraph. PECO acquires narrow field images simultaneously in 16 spectral bands over wavelengths from 0.4 to 0.9 urn, utilizing all available photons for maximum wavefront sensing efficiency and optimal sensitivity for imaging and spectroscopy. PECO can detect and characterize potentially habitable planets around 20 known F, G, K type stars, and map exozodiacal clouds to a fraction of our own own zodiacal dust content. PECO's key technologies are currently under active development at several testbeds, and will enable efficient exoplanet imaging missions across a wide range of telescope sizes, from a sub-meter debris disk and giant planet imager to a ∼4-m life-finding mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7731
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

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OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

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Exoplanets
extrasolar planets
pupils
Observer
Planets
Telescopes
Coronagraph
coronagraphs
Spectroscopy
Imaging techniques
Wavelength
Polarimeters
Telescope
planets
Wavefronts
zodiacal dust
Testbeds
Imaging
Debris
Image sensors

Keywords

  • Coronagraphy
  • Exoplanets

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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Guyon, O., Shaklan, S., Levine, M., Cahoy, K., Tenerelli, D., Belikov, R., & Kern, B. (2010). The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7731). [773129] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857918

The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer. / Guyon, Olivier; Shaklan, Stuart; Levine, Marie; Cahoy, Kerri; Tenerelli, Domenick; Belikov, Ruslan; Kern, Brian.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731 2010. 773129.

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

Guyon, O, Shaklan, S, Levine, M, Cahoy, K, Tenerelli, D, Belikov, R & Kern, B 2010, The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7731, 773129, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, San Diego, CA, United States, 6/27/10. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857918
Guyon O, Shaklan S, Levine M, Cahoy K, Tenerelli D, Belikov R et al. The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731. 2010. 773129 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857918
Guyon, Olivier ; Shaklan, Stuart ; Levine, Marie ; Cahoy, Kerri ; Tenerelli, Domenick ; Belikov, Ruslan ; Kern, Brian. / The Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7731 2010.
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