The optical vortex coronagraph is a promising scheme for achieving high contrast low loss imaging of exoplanets. Observatory and laboratory measurements will be presented and analyzed. Procedures for achieving improved performance will be described.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
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