Hybrid pupil mapping/masking systems for high-contrast imaging

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Abstract

Pupil mapping, also known as phase induced amplitude apodization or PIAA, has emerged as an interesting design concept for NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder space telescope. However, in a previous paper it was demonstrated that diffraction effects limit the best achievable contrast to about 10 -5, which is 5 orders of magnitude short of the required level. Recent work by Olivier Guyon and his collaborators shows that a certain hybrid system can restore the contrast to the required level without degrading significantly the attractive throughput, achromaticity, and inner working angle advantages, In this paper, efficient computational tools are described that can be used to evaluate such designs. It is shown that a design similar to the one proposed by Guyon does indeed meet the contrast requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I
Subtitle of host publicationOptical, Infrared, and Millimeter
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2006
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6265 I
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/31/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Apodization
  • Coronagraphy
  • Diffraction analysis
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Fresnel propagation
  • PIAA
  • Point spread function
  • Pupil mapping

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    Vanderbei, R. J. (2006). Hybrid pupil mapping/masking systems for high-contrast imaging. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter [62651E] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6265 I). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670907