26 September 2013 Direct imaging of exoplanetary systems with a monolithic multispectral camera
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
We present a monolithic multispectral camera (MMC) for high contrast direct imaging of inner exoplanetary environments. The primary scientific goal of the camera is to enable eight color characterization of jovian exoplanets and interplanetary dust and debris distributions around nearby stars. Technological highlights of the design include: 1. Diffraction limited resolution at 350 nm through active optical aberration correction; 2. Greater than million-to-one contrast at narrow star separation using interferometry and post-processing techniques; 3. Demonstration of deep broadband interferometric nulling and interband image stability through the use of monolithic optical assemblies; 4. Optimization of multispectral throughput while minimizing components.
© (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Brian Hicks, Brian Hicks, Kathleen Oram, Kathleen Oram, Nikole Lewis, Nikole Lewis, Christopher Mendillo, Christopher Mendillo, Paul Bierden, Paul Bierden, TImothy Cook, TImothy Cook, Supriya Chakrabarti, Supriya Chakrabarti, } "Direct imaging of exoplanetary systems with a monolithic multispectral camera", Proc. SPIE 8864, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI, 886408 (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026991; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026991
PROCEEDINGS
11 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top