15 September 2011 Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe
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The Vector Vortex Coronagraph (VVC) is one of the most attractive new-generation coronagraphs for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging/characterization instruments, as recently demonstrated on sky at Palomar and in the laboratory at JPL, and Hokkaido University. Manufacturing technologies for devices covering wavelength ranges from the optical to the mid-infrared, have been maturing quickly. We will review the current status of technology developments supported by NASA in the USA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology, University of Arizona, JDSU and BEAMCo), Europe (University of Li`ege, Observatoire de Paris- Meudon, University of Uppsala) and Japan (Hokkaido University, and Photonics Lattice Inc.), using liquid crystal polymers, subwavelength gratings, and photonics crystals, respectively. We will then browse concrete perspectives for the use of the VVC on upcoming ground-based facilities with or without (extreme) adaptive optics, extremely large ground-based telescopes, and space-based internal coronagraphs.
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Dimitri Mawet, Naoshi Murakami, Christian Delacroix, Eugene Serabyn, Olivier Absil, Naoshi Baba, Jacques Baudrand, Anthony Boccaletti, Rick Burruss, Russell Chipman, Pontus Forsberg, Serge Habraken, Shoki Hamaguchi, Charles Hanot, Akitoshi Ise, Mikael Karlsson, Brian Kern, John Krist, Andreas Kuhnert, Marie Levine, Kurt Liewer, Stephen McClain, Scott McEldowney, Bertrand Mennesson, Dwight Moody, Hiroshi Murakami, Albert Niessner, Jun Nishikawa, Nada O'Brien, Kazuhiko Oka, Peggy Park, Pierre Piron, Laurent Pueyo, Pierre Riaud, Moritsugu Sakamoto, Motohide Tamura, John Trauger, David Shemo, Jean Surdej, Nelson Tabirian, Wesley Traub, James Wallace, Kaito Yokochi, "Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe", Proc. SPIE 8151, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, 815108 (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896059; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896059
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