21 July 2014 PULSE: The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
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The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets (PULSE) will dramatically expand the science reach of PALM-3000, the facility high-contrast extreme adaptive optics system on the 5-meter Hale Telescope. By using an ultraviolet laser to measure the dominant high spatial and temporal order turbulence near the telescope aperture, one can increase the limiting natural guide star magnitude for exquisite correction from mV < 10 to mV < 16. Providing the highest near-infrared Strehl ratios from any large telescope laser adaptive optics system, PULSE uniquely enables spectroscopy of low-mass and more distant young exoplanet systems, essential to formulating a complete picture of exoplanet populations.
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Christoph Baranec, Christoph Baranec, Richard G. Dekany, Richard G. Dekany, Rick S. Burruss, Rick S. Burruss, Brendan P. Bowler, Brendan P. Bowler, Marcos van Dam, Marcos van Dam, Reed Riddle, Reed Riddle, J. Christopher Shelton, J. Christopher Shelton, Tuan Truong, Tuan Truong, Jennifer Roberts, Jennifer Roberts, Jennifer Milburn, Jennifer Milburn, Jonathan Tesch, Jonathan Tesch, } "PULSE: The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91481D (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055351; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055351
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