SPECTROSCOPIC CORONAGRAPHY FOR PLANETARY RADIAL VELOCIMETRY OF EXOPLANETS

@article{Kawahara2014SPECTROSCOPICCF,
  title={SPECTROSCOPIC CORONAGRAPHY FOR PLANETARY RADIAL VELOCIMETRY OF EXOPLANETS},
  author={Hajime Kawahara and Naoshi Murakami and Taro Matsuo and Takayuki Kotani},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2014},
  volume={212}
}
We propose the application of coronagraphic techniques to the spectroscopic direct detection of exoplanets via the Doppler shift of planetary molecular lines. Even for an unresolved close-in planetary system, we show that the combination of a visible nuller and an extreme adaptive optics system can reduce the photon noise of a main star and increase the total signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of the molecular absorption of the exoplanetary atmosphere: it works as a spectroscopic coronagraph. Assuming… 

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