15 September 2011 Deep UV to NIR space telescopes and exoplanet coronagraphs: a trade study on throughput, polarization, mirror coating options and requirements
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The NASA Exoplanet program and the Cosmic Origins program are exploring technical options to combine the visible to NIR performance requirements of a space coronagraph with the general astrophysics requirements of a space telescope covering the deep UV spectrum. Are there compatible options in terms of mirror coatings and telescope architecture to satisfy both goals? In this paper, we address some of the main concerns, particularly relating to polarization in the visible and throughput in the UV. Telescope architectures employing different coating options compatible with current technology are considered in this trade study.
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Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Stuart Shaklan, Stuart Shaklan, Amir Give'on, Amir Give'on, Eric Cady, Eric Cady, Luis Marchen, Luis Marchen, } "Deep UV to NIR space telescopes and exoplanet coronagraphs: a trade study on throughput, polarization, mirror coating options and requirements", Proc. SPIE 8151, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, 81511G (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902440; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.902440
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