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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Novel Phenomena and Filamentation (QTuB)

Exposing Extra-Solar Planets

Grover A. Swartzlander, Jae-Hoon Lee, Flor Del Carmen Paleta-Toxqui, and David M. Palacios

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A significantly large and exceptionally dark "blind spot" is required to directly detect planets around distant stars without the blinding glare of the parent star. Experimental results are reported for an optical vortex coronagraph.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

G. A. Swartzlander, J. Lee, F. D. C. Paleta-Toxqui, and D. M. Palacios, "Exposing Extra-Solar Planets," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QTuB1.

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