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Extreme adaptive optics for the Thirty Meter Telescope
Direct detection of extrasolar Jovian planets is a major scientific motivation for the construction of future extremely large telescopes such as the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). Such detection willExpand
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Science yield estimate with the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope coronagraph
Abstract. The coronagraph instrument (CGI) on the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will directly image and spectrally characterize planets and circumstellar disks around nearby stars. Here weExpand
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The Gemini Planet Imager
The next major frontier in the study of extrasolar planets is direct imaging detection of the planets themselves. With high-order adaptive optics, careful system design, and advanced coronagraphy, itExpand
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DIRECT IMAGING OF AN ASYMMETRIC DEBRIS DISK IN THE HD 106906 PLANETARY SYSTEM
Author(s): Kalas, PG; Rajan, A; Wang, JJ; Millar-Blanchaer, MA; Duchene, G; Chen, C; Fitzgerald, MP; Dong, R; Graham, JR; Patience, J; Macintosh, B; Murray-Clay, R; Matthews, B; Rameau, J; Marois, C;Expand
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Exoplanet detection with simultaneous spectral differential imaging: effects of out-of-pupil-plane optical aberrations
Imaging faint companions (exoplanets and brown dwarfs) around nearby stars is currently limited by speckle noise. To efficiently attenuate this noise, a technique called simultaneous spectralExpand
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MEMS-based extreme adaptive optics for planet detection
The next major step in the study of extrasolar planets will be the direct detection, resolved from their parent star, of a significant sample of Jupiter-like extrasolar giant planets. Such detectionExpand
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The Gemini planet imager: first light and commissioning
The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a facility extreme-AO high-contrast instrument – optimized solely for study of faint companions – on the Gemini telescope. It combines a high-order MEMS AO systemExpand
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eXtreme Adaptive Optics Planet Imager: overview and status
As adaptive optics (AO) matures, it becomes possible to envision AO systems oriented towards specific important scientific goals rather than general-purpose systems. One such goal for the next decadeExpand
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Wavefront control for the Gemini Planet Imager
The wavefront control strategy for the proposed Gemini Planet Imager, an extreme adaptive optics coronagraph for planet detection, is presented. Two key parts of this strategy are experimentallyExpand
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Adaptive optics high-resolution spectroscopy: present status and future direction
High resolution spectroscopy experiments with visible adaptive optics (AO) telescopes at Starfire Optical Range and Mt. Wilson have demonstrated that spectral resolution can be routinely improved byExpand
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