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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: 5453–5456

Speckle-phase measurement in a tandem-vortex coronagraph

Eugene Serabyn, J. Kent Wallace, and Dimitri Mawet  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 28, pp. 5453-5456 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.005453


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Abstract

A tandem-vortex coronagraph can in theory enable high-contrast imaging behind a classical on-axis telescope. Here we point out that a tandem-vortex coronagraph configuration can also directly enable the measurement of the phases of focal-plane speckles, thereby allowing for their suppression in the resultant high-contrast image.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments

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History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Citation
Eugene Serabyn, J. Kent Wallace, and Dimitri Mawet, "Speckle-phase measurement in a tandem-vortex coronagraph," Appl. Opt. 50, 5453-5456 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-28-5453


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