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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 189–202

Propagation of aberrations through phase-induced amplitude apodization coronagraph

Laurent Pueyo, N. Jeremy Kasdin, and Stuart Shaklan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 189-202 (2011)

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The specification of polishing requirements for the optics in coronagraphs dedicated to exoplanet detection requires careful and accurate optical modeling. Numerical representations of propagated aberrations through the system as well as simulations of the broadband wavefront compensation system using multiple DMs are critical when one devises an error budget for such a class of instruments. In this communication, we introduce an analytical tool that serves this purpose for phase-induced amplitude apodization (PIAA) coronagraphs. We first start by deriving the analytical form of the propagation of a harmonic ripple through a PIAA unit. Using this result, we derive the chromaticity of the field at any plane in the optical train of a telescope equipped with such a coronagraph. Finally, we study the chromatic response of a two-sequential-DM wavefront actuator correcting such a corrugated field and thus quantify the requirements on the manufacturing of PIAA mirrors.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(120.6085) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Space instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2010
Published: January 24, 2011

Laurent Pueyo, N. Jeremy Kasdin, and Stuart Shaklan, "Propagation of aberrations through phase-induced amplitude apodization coronagraph," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 189-202 (2011)

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