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28 August 1998 Outline of an optical design for Terrestrial Planet Finder
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A nulling interferometer for direct detection and spectral studies of the light from extra-solar planets would face daunting technical challenges. We outline a candidate optical architecture, discussing the major challenges in handling the starlight and controlling the optics to produce a deep on-axis null with high transmission a fraction of an arcsecond away.
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Charley Noecker, Brian K. McComas, and Greg A. Kopp "Outline of an optical design for Terrestrial Planet Finder", Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.324459
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