Progress on the occulter experiment at Princeton

Eric Cady, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Michael Carr, Matthew Dickie, Pierre Echternach, Tyler Groff, Jeremy Kasdin, Christian Laftchiev, Michael McElwain, Dan Sirbu, Robert Vanderbei, Victor White

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Abstract

An occulter is used in conjunction with a separate telescope to suppress the light of a distant star. To demonstrate the performance of this system, we are building an occulter experiment in the laboratory at Princeton. This experiment will use an etched silicon mask as the occulter, with some modifications to try to improve the performance. The occulter is illuminated by a diverging laser beam to reduce the aberrations from the optics before the occulter. We present the progress of this experiment and expectations for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2009Aug 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7440
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/4/098/5/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Cady, E., Balasubramanian, K., Carr, M., Dickie, M., Echternach, P., Groff, T., Kasdin, J., Laftchiev, C., McElwain, M., Sirbu, D., Vanderbei, R., & White, V. (2009). Progress on the occulter experiment at Princeton. In Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV [744006] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7440). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.826359