A J Eldorado Riggs is an optical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received his PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 2016, and his bachelor's degree in physics and mechanical engineering from Yale University in 2011. His research interests include wavefront estimation and control, deformable mirrors, and coronagraph design for exoplanet imaging. He currently works on coronagraph design and coronagraphic wavefront correction for the WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument.
Fabrication of coronagraph masks and laboratory scale star-shade masks: characteristics, defects, and performance
Low-signal, coronagraphic wavefront estimation with Kalman filtering in the high contrast imaging testbed
High-contrast imager for Complex Aperture Telescopes (HiCAT). 4. Status and wavefront control development
Demonstration of high contrast with an obscured aperture with the WFIRST-AFTA shaped pupil coronagraph
Laboratory performance of the shaped pupil coronagraphic architecture for the WFIRST/AFTA coronagraph
Exoplanet coronagraph shaped pupil masks and laboratory scale star shade masks: design, fabrication and characterization
Demonstration of symmetric dark holes using two deformable mirrors at the high-contrast imaging testbed