From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
End-to-end numerical optical modeling of the WFIRST coronagraph incorporating wavefront sensing and control is used to determine the performance of the coronagraph with realistic errors, including pointing jitter and polarization. We present the performance estimates of the current flight designs as predicted by modeling. We also describe the release of a new version of the PROPER optical propagation library, our primary modeling tool, which is now available for Python and Matlab in addition to IDL.
John Krist, A. J. Riggs, James McGuire, Hong Tang, Nikta Amiri, Gary Gutt, Luis Marchen, David Marx, Bijan Nemati, Navtej Saini, Erkin Sidick, and Hanying Zhou, "WFIRST coronagraph optical modeling," Proc. SPIE 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII, 1040004 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 1 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2274792.
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