VAMPIRES

Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking

Barnaby R M Norris, Peter G. Tuthill, Nemanja Jovanovic, Guillaume Schworer, Olivier Guyon, Frantz Martinache, Paul N. Stewart

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Abstract

VAMPIRES is a high-angular resolution imager developed to directly image planet-forming circumstellar disks, and the signatures of forming planets that lie within. The instrument leverages aperture masking interferometry - providing diffraction-limited imaging despite seeing - in combination with fast-switching differential polarimetry to directly image structure in the inner-most regions of protoplanetary systems. VAMPIRES will use starlight scattered by dust in such systems to precisely map the disk, gaps, knots and waves that are key to understanding disk evolution and planet formation. It also promises to image the dusty circumstellar environments of AGB stars. This instrument perfectly compliments coronagraphic observations in the near-IR, and can operate simultaneously with a coronagraph, as part of the SCExAO extreme-AO system at the Subaru telescope. In this paper the design of the instrument will be presented, along with an explanation of the unique data analysis process and the results of the first on-sky tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9146
ISBN (Print)9780819496140
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry IV - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 27 2014

Other

OtherOptical and Infrared Interferometry IV
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/23/146/27/14

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Subaru Telescope
High Angular Resolution
Polarimetry
Coronagraph
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asymptotic giant branch stars
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Interferometry
Imager
angular resolution
Image sensors
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Keywords

  • aperture masking
  • exoplanets
  • Interferometry
  • polarimetry
  • protoplanetary disks
  • Subaru telescope

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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Norris, B. R. M., Tuthill, P. G., Jovanovic, N., Schworer, G., Guyon, O., Martinache, F., & Stewart, P. N. (2014). VAMPIRES: Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9146). [91460U] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055640

VAMPIRES : Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking. / Norris, Barnaby R M; Tuthill, Peter G.; Jovanovic, Nemanja; Schworer, Guillaume; Guyon, Olivier; Martinache, Frantz; Stewart, Paul N.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9146 SPIE, 2014. 91460U.

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

Norris, BRM, Tuthill, PG, Jovanovic, N, Schworer, G, Guyon, O, Martinache, F & Stewart, PN 2014, VAMPIRES: Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 9146, 91460U, SPIE, Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV, Montreal, Canada, 6/23/14. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055640
Norris BRM, Tuthill PG, Jovanovic N, Schworer G, Guyon O, Martinache F et al. VAMPIRES: Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9146. SPIE. 2014. 91460U https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055640
Norris, Barnaby R M ; Tuthill, Peter G. ; Jovanovic, Nemanja ; Schworer, Guillaume ; Guyon, Olivier ; Martinache, Frantz ; Stewart, Paul N. / VAMPIRES : Probing the innermost regions of protoplanetary systems with polarimetric aperture-masking. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 9146 SPIE, 2014.
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