Dr. A. J. Eldorado Riggs
Optical Engineer at Jet Propulsion Lab
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Area of Expertise:
high contrast imaging , wavefront control , Fourier optics , wavefront estimation , coronagraphy , exoplanets
Profile Summary

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.
Publications (106)

SPIE Journal Paper | 14 February 2024
JATIS, Vol. 10, Issue 01, 015001, (February 2024) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.10.1.015001
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Spiral phase plates, Monochromatic aberrations, Wavefront aberrations, Wavefronts, Scalable video coding, Phase shifts, Colorimetry, Wavefront errors, Planets

SPIE Journal Paper | 16 November 2023 Open Access
JATIS, Vol. 9, Issue 04, 048003, (November 2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.9.4.048003
KEYWORDS: Matrices, Point spread functions, Diffraction, Modeling, Observatories, Ray tracing, Coronagraphy, Physics, Gaussian beams, Design

SPIE Journal Paper | 11 October 2023 Open Access
JATIS, Vol. 9, Issue 04, 045002, (October 2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.9.4.045002
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Actuators, Space telescopes, Numerical modeling, Wavefronts, Modeling, Stars, Monochromatic aberrations, Polarization, Simulations

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12680, 126801B (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2677902
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Image segmentation, Apodization, Telescopes, Spectroscopy, Point spread functions, Simulations, Diffraction, Design and modelling, Reflection

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12680, 126802D (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2677532
KEYWORDS: Single mode fibers, Electric fields, Wavefronts, Planets, Coronagraphy, Wavefront errors, Actuators, Telescopes, Equipment, Spatial frequencies

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