The effect of the longitudinal polarization component in multi-axial nulling interferometry for exoplanet detection

@inproceedings{Spronck2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of the longitudinal polarization component in multi-axial nulling interferometry for exoplanet detection},
  author={Julien F. P. Spronck and Silvania F. Pereira},
  year={2009}
}
In the past decade, exoplanet detection has drawn a lot of attention. Since the discovery of the first exoplanet by Mayor & Queloz (1995), more than two hundred planets have been detected. However, direct detection of Earth-like exoplanets remains very challenging, mainly because of the huge brightness contrast between the star and the planet (106 at 10 μm… CONTINUE READING