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Title: Fabrication and characteristics of free standing shaped pupil masks for TPF-Coronagraph
Authors: Balasubramanian, Kunjithapatham
Echternach, Pierre M.
Dickie, Matthew R.
Muller, Richard E.
White, Victor E.
Hoppe, Daniel J.
Shaklan, Stuart B.
Belikov, Ruslan
Kasdin, N. Jeremy
Vanderbei, Robert J.
Ceperley, Daniel
Neureuther, Andrew R.
Keywords: Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
shaped pupil mask
deep reactive ion etching (DRIE)
Issue Date: 24-May-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, May 24-31, 2006
Abstract: Direct imaging and characterization of exo-solar terrestrial planets require coronagraphic instruments capable of suppressing star light to 10-10. Pupil shaping masks have been proposed and designed1 at Princeton University to accomplish such a goal. Based on Princeton designs, free standing (without a substrate) silicon masks have been fabricated with lithographic and deep etching techniques. In this paper, we discuss the fabrication of such masks and present their physical and optical characteristics in relevance to their performance over the visible to near IR bandwidth.
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