First Principle Simulator of a Stochastically Varying Image Plane for Photon-counting High Contrast Applications

@article{Dodkins2020FirstPS,
  title={First Principle Simulator of a Stochastically Varying Image Plane for Photon-counting High Contrast Applications},
  author={Rupert Dodkins and Kristina Davis and Briley Lewis and Sumedh Mahashabde and Benjamin A. Mazin and Isabel Lipartito and Neelay Fruitwala and Kieran O'Brien and Niranjan Thatte},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2020},
  volume={132}
}
Optical and near-infrared Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors, or MKIDs are low-temperature detectors with inherent spectral resolution that are able to instantly register individual photons with potentially no false counts or readout noise. These properties make MKIDs transformative for exoplanet direct imaging by enabling photon-statistics-based planet-discrimination techniques as well as performing conventional noise-subtraction techniques on shorter timescales. These detectors are in the… 

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