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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3308–3310

Optical vortex coronagraph

Gregory Foo, David M. Palacios, and Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3308-3310 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.003308


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Abstract

We describe a method to observe dim exoplanets that eliminates light from the parent star across the entire exit pupil without sacrificing light from the planet by use of a vortex mask of topological charge m=2.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

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Gregory Foo, David M. Palacios, and Grover A. Swartzlander, Jr., "Optical vortex coronagraph," Opt. Lett. 30, 3308-3310 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-24-3308


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