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Paper: First Steps on the Design of the Optical Differentiation Coronagraph
Volume: 430, Pathways Towards Habitable Planets
Page: 411
Authors: Cagigal, M. P.; Canales, V. F.; Valle, P. J.; Sanchez-Blanco, E.; Maldonado, M.; Garcia-Vargas, M. L.; Sanchez-Blanco, E.; Maldonado, M.; Garcia-Vargas, M. L.
Abstract: We present the UC coronagraph, an instrument designed for exoplanet detection. It is based on a standard coronagraph where the occulting disc is substituted by a differentiation mask. The instrument includes the coronagraph itself, a star generator, and a telescope simulator. The coronagraph is mechanically independent of both auxiliary subsystems, to allow its use in an actual astronomical telescope. The turbulence generation will be simulated with a spatial light modulator (SLM) placed at the nominal pupil.
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