Dr. Jonas G. Kühn
Principal Investigator at Univ Bern
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Area of Expertise:
High-contrast imaging , Digital holography , Direct imaging , Coronagraphy , Interferometry , Observational astronomy
Profile Summary

Jonas Kuhn is a Principal Investigator at the Institute for Astronomy at ETH Zurich, with an independent research fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF, Ambizione grant). After completing his PhD in Photonics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), he was awarded a mobility postdoctoral fellowship from the SNSF, and stayed at Caltech-NASA/JPL from 2012 to 2015 within the lab of Dr. Serabyn, where he worked on high-contrast imaging through vortex coronagraphy and nulling interferometry. His expertise covers instrumental, observational and data reductions aspects of high-contrast imaging, as well as nulling interferometry and digital holography. His is currently conducting a laboratory research effort on adaptive coronagraphy using spatial light modulators, while commissioning a vector vortex coronagraph for the new SCExAO instrument of the Subaru Telescope. Dr. Kuhn is a Senior Member of SPIE.
Publications (50)

Proceedings Article | 6 September 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11132, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IX
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Spectrographs, Planets, Solid state physics, Modulation, Modulators, Liquid crystals, Optical components, Prototyping

Proceedings Article | 21 August 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Space telescopes, Signal to noise ratio, Planets, Point spread functions, Stars, Wavefronts, Telescopes, Optical instrument design, Adaptive optics

Proceedings Article | 27 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Stars, Coronagraphy, Adaptive optics, Imaging systems, Planets, Binary data, Telescopes, Point spread functions, Calibration, Principal component analysis

Proceedings Article | 25 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III
KEYWORDS: Astronomical instrumentation, Astronomical imaging, Exoplanets, Human-computer interaction, Stars, Phase shift keying, Reflectivity, Liquid crystal on silicon

Proceedings Article | 16 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Calibration, Mirrors, Galactic astronomy, Wavefront sensors, Control systems, L band

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