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26 September 2013 Direct imaging of exoplanetary systems with a monolithic multispectral camera
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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.
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Brian A. Hicks, Kathleen Oram, Nikole Lewis, Christopher Mendillo, Paul Bierden, TImothy Cook, and 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);

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