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, Dimitri Mawet, Naoshi Murakami, Naoshi Murakami, Christian Delacroix, Christian Delacroix, Eugene Serabyn, Eugene Serabyn, Olivier Absil, Olivier Absil, Naoshi Baba, Naoshi Baba, Jacques Baudrand, Jacques Baudrand, Anthony Boccaletti, Anthony Boccaletti, Rick Burruss, Rick Burruss, Russell Chipman, Russell Chipman, Pontus Forsberg, Pontus Forsberg, Serge Habraken, Serge Habraken, Shoki Hamaguchi, Shoki Hamaguchi, Charles Hanot, Charles Hanot, Akitoshi Ise, Akitoshi Ise, Mikael Karlsson, Mikael Karlsson, Brian Kern, Brian Kern, John Krist, John Krist, Andreas Kuhnert, Andreas Kuhnert, Marie Levine, Marie Levine, Kurt Liewer, Kurt Liewer, Stephen McClain, Stephen McClain, Scott McEldowney, Scott McEldowney, Bertrand Mennesson, Bertrand Mennesson, Dwight Moody, Dwight Moody, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroshi Murakami, Albert Niessner, Albert Niessner, Jun Nishikawa, Jun Nishikawa, Nada O'Brien, Nada O'Brien, Kazuhiko Oka, Kazuhiko Oka, Peggy Park, Peggy Park, Pierre Piron, Pierre Piron, Laurent Pueyo, Laurent Pueyo, Pierre Riaud, Pierre Riaud, Moritsugu Sakamoto, Moritsugu Sakamoto, Motohide Tamura, Motohide Tamura, John Trauger, John Trauger, David Shemo, David Shemo, Jean Surdej, Jean Surdej, Nelson Tabirian, Nelson Tabirian, Wesley Traub, Wesley Traub, James Wallace, James Wallace, Kaito Yokochi, 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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