Abstract

The detection of extrasolar planets implies an extremely high-contrast, long-exposure imaging capability at near infrared and probably visible wavelengths. We present here the core of any Planet Finder instrument, that is, the extreme adaptive optics (XAO) subsystem. The level of AO correction directly impacts the exposure time required for planet detection. In addition, the capacity of the AO system to calibrate all the instrument static defects ultimately limits detectivity. Hence, the extreme AO system has to adjust for the perturbations induced by the atmospheric turbulence, as well as for the internal aberrations of the instrument itself. We propose a feasibility study for an extreme AO system in the frame of the SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetry High-contrast Exoplanet Research) instrument, which is currently under design and should equip one of the four VLT 8-m telescopes in 2010.

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C. Robert, J.-M. Conan, V. Michau, T. Fusco, and N. Vedrenne, "Scintillation and phase anisoplanatism in Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 613-624 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

O. Guyon, "Limits of adaptive optics for high-contrast imaging," Astrophys. J. 629, 592-614 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Soummer, "Apodized pupil Lyot coronagraphs for arbitrary telescope apertures," Astrophys. J. 618, 161-164 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Fusco, C. Petit, G. Rousset, J.-M. Conan, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Closed-loop experimental validation of the spatially filtered Shack-Hartmann concept," Opt. Lett. 30, 1255-1257 (2005).

2004 (8)

M. Nicolle, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, and V. Michau, "Improvement of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor measurement for extreme adaptive optics," Opt. Lett. 29, 2743-2745 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Kasper, E. Fedrigo, D. P. Looze, H. Bonnet, L. Ivanescu, and S. Oberti, "Fast calibration of high-order adaptive optics systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1004-1008 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Poyneer and B. Macintosh, "Spatially filtered wave-front sensor for high-order adaptive optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 810-819 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

E. Masciadri, M. Feldt, and S. Hippler, "Scintillation effects on a high-contrast imaging instrument for direct extrasolar planets’ detection," Astrophys. J. 613, 572-579 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

2003 (2)

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
[CrossRef]

M. S. Robbins and B. J. Hadwen, "The noise performance of electron multiplying charge coupled device," IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices 50, 1227-1232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

R. Racine, G. A. Walker, D. Nadeau, and C. Marois, "Speckle noise and the detection of faint companions," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 112, 587-594 (1999).

1998 (1)

F. Rigaut, J.-P. Véran, and O. Lai, "Analytical model for Shack-Hartmann-based adaptive optics system," Proc. SPIE 3353, 1038-1048 (1998).

1994 (1)

E. Gendron and P. Léna, "Astronomical adaptive optics I. Modal control optimization," Astron. Astrophys. 291, 337-347 (1994).

Baudoz, P.

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Baudrand, J.

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Beuzit, J.-L.

T. Fusco, C. Petit, G. Rousset, J.-M. Conan, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Closed-loop experimental validation of the spatially filtered Shack-Hartmann concept," Opt. Lett. 30, 1255-1257 (2005).

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

Blanc, A.

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
[CrossRef]

Boccaletti, A.

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bonnet, H.

Cavarroc, C.

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Conan, J.-M.

Conan, R.

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

Fedrigo, E.

Feldt, M.

E. Masciadri, M. Feldt, and S. Hippler, "Scintillation effects on a high-contrast imaging instrument for direct extrasolar planets’ detection," Astrophys. J. 613, 572-579 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fusco, T.

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Robert, J.-M. Conan, V. Michau, T. Fusco, and N. Vedrenne, "Scintillation and phase anisoplanatism in Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 613-624 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Fusco, C. Petit, G. Rousset, J.-M. Conan, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Closed-loop experimental validation of the spatially filtered Shack-Hartmann concept," Opt. Lett. 30, 1255-1257 (2005).

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

M. Nicolle, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, and V. Michau, "Improvement of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor measurement for extreme adaptive optics," Opt. Lett. 29, 2743-2745 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
[CrossRef]

Gendron, E.

E. Gendron and P. Léna, "Astronomical adaptive optics I. Modal control optimization," Astron. Astrophys. 291, 337-347 (1994).

Gratadour, D.

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guyon, O.

O. Guyon, "Limits of adaptive optics for high-contrast imaging," Astrophys. J. 629, 592-614 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hadwen, B. J.

M. S. Robbins and B. J. Hadwen, "The noise performance of electron multiplying charge coupled device," IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices 50, 1227-1232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hartung, M.

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
[CrossRef]

Hippler, S.

E. Masciadri, M. Feldt, and S. Hippler, "Scintillation effects on a high-contrast imaging instrument for direct extrasolar planets’ detection," Astrophys. J. 613, 572-579 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ivanescu, L.

Kasper, M.

Kulcsar, C.

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

Lacombe, F.

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lagrange, A.-M.

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lai, O.

F. Rigaut, J.-P. Véran, and O. Lai, "Analytical model for Shack-Hartmann-based adaptive optics system," Proc. SPIE 3353, 1038-1048 (1998).

Léna, P.

E. Gendron and P. Léna, "Astronomical adaptive optics I. Modal control optimization," Astron. Astrophys. 291, 337-347 (1994).

Looze, D. P.

Macintosh, B.

Marois, C.

R. Racine, G. A. Walker, D. Nadeau, and C. Marois, "Speckle noise and the detection of faint companions," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 112, 587-594 (1999).

Masciadri, E.

E. Masciadri, M. Feldt, and S. Hippler, "Scintillation effects on a high-contrast imaging instrument for direct extrasolar planets’ detection," Astrophys. J. 613, 572-579 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Michau, V.

Mouillet, D.

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

Mugnier, L. M.

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
[CrossRef]

Nadeau, D.

R. Racine, G. A. Walker, D. Nadeau, and C. Marois, "Speckle noise and the detection of faint companions," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 112, 587-594 (1999).

Nicolle, M.

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

M. Nicolle, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, and V. Michau, "Improvement of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor measurement for extreme adaptive optics," Opt. Lett. 29, 2743-2745 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

Oberti, S.

Petit, C.

T. Fusco, C. Petit, G. Rousset, J.-M. Conan, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Closed-loop experimental validation of the spatially filtered Shack-Hartmann concept," Opt. Lett. 30, 1255-1257 (2005).

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

Poyneer, L. A.

Quiros-Pacheco, F.

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

Racine, R.

R. Racine, G. A. Walker, D. Nadeau, and C. Marois, "Speckle noise and the detection of faint companions," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 112, 587-594 (1999).

Raynaud, H.-F.

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

Riaud, P.

A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rigaut, F.

F. Rigaut, J.-P. Véran, and O. Lai, "Analytical model for Shack-Hartmann-based adaptive optics system," Proc. SPIE 3353, 1038-1048 (1998).

Robbins, M. S.

M. S. Robbins and B. J. Hadwen, "The noise performance of electron multiplying charge coupled device," IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices 50, 1227-1232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Robert, C.

Rouan, D.

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
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A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
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Rousset, G.

T. Fusco, C. Petit, G. Rousset, J.-M. Conan, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Closed-loop experimental validation of the spatially filtered Shack-Hartmann concept," Opt. Lett. 30, 1255-1257 (2005).

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

M. Nicolle, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, and V. Michau, "Improvement of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor measurement for extreme adaptive optics," Opt. Lett. 29, 2743-2745 (2004).
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R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
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Soummer, R.

R. Soummer, "Apodized pupil Lyot coronagraphs for arbitrary telescope apertures," Astrophys. J. 618, 161-164 (2005).
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Walker, G. A.

R. Racine, G. A. Walker, D. Nadeau, and C. Marois, "Speckle noise and the detection of faint companions," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 112, 587-594 (1999).

Astron. Astrophys. (3)

C. Cavarroc, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, T. Fusco, and D. Rouan, "Fundamental limitations on Earth-like planet detection with extremely large telescopes," Astron. Astrophys. 447, 397-403 (2006).
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E. Gendron and P. Léna, "Astronomical adaptive optics I. Modal control optimization," Astron. Astrophys. 291, 337-347 (1994).

A. Blanc, T. Fusco, M. Hartung, L. M. Mugnier, and G. Rousset, "Calibration of NAOS and CONICA static aberrations. Application of the phase diversity technique," Astron. Astrophys. 399, 373-383 (2003), mugnier@onera.fr.
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Astrophys. J. (3)

E. Masciadri, M. Feldt, and S. Hippler, "Scintillation effects on a high-contrast imaging instrument for direct extrasolar planets’ detection," Astrophys. J. 613, 572-579 (2004).
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O. Guyon, "Limits of adaptive optics for high-contrast imaging," Astrophys. J. 629, 592-614 (2005).
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R. Soummer, "Apodized pupil Lyot coronagraphs for arbitrary telescope apertures," Astrophys. J. 618, 161-164 (2005).
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M. S. Robbins and B. J. Hadwen, "The noise performance of electron multiplying charge coupled device," IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices 50, 1227-1232 (2003).
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C. Petit, F. Quiros-Pacheco, J.-M. Conan, C. Kulcsar, H.-F. Raynaud, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset, "Kalman Filter based control loop for Adaptive Optics," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1414-1425 (2004).

T. Fusco, M. Nicolle, G. Rousset, V. Michau, J.-L. Beuzit, and D. Mouillet, "Optimisation of Shack-Hartmannbased wavefront sensor for XAO system," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 1155-1166 (2004).

F. Rigaut, J.-P. Véran, and O. Lai, "Analytical model for Shack-Hartmann-based adaptive optics system," Proc. SPIE 3353, 1038-1048 (1998).

R. Conan, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, D. Mouillet, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Nicolle, and C. Petit, "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems. Application to VLT-Planet Finder," in Advancements in Adaptive Optics, Proc. SPIE 5490, 602-608 (2004).

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A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, P. Baudoz, J. Baudrand, D. Rouan, D. Gratadour, F. Lacombe, and A.-M. Lagrange, "The four-quadrant phase-mask coronagraph IV. First light at the very large telescope," Pub. Astron. Soc. Pacific 116, 1061-1071 (2004).
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R. Lenzen, L. Close, W. Brandner, M. Hartung, and B. Biller, "NACO-SDI: A novel simultaneous differential imager for the direct imaging of giant extra-solar planets," in Proceedings of Science with Adaptive Optics, W. Brandner and M. Kasper, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 2004), pp. 47-50.

J.-F. Sauvage, L. Mugnier, T. Fusco, and G. Rousset "Post processing of differential images for direct extrasolar planet detection from the ground," in Advances in Adaptive Optics II, Proc. SPIE 6272, pp. 753-763.

H. M. Schmid, J.-L. Beuzit, M. Feldt, D. Gisler, R. Gratton, T. Henning, F. Joos, M. Kasper, R. Lenzen, D. Mouillet, C. Moutou, A. Quirrenbach, D. M. Stam, C. Thalmann, J. Tinbergen, C. Verinaud, R. Waters, and R. Wolstencroft, "Search and investigation of extra-solar planets with polarimetry," in Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 200, Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Science & Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 165-170.

J.-F. Sauvage, T. Fusco, G. Rousset, C. Petit, A. Blanc, B. Neichel, and J.-L. Beuzit, "Fine calibration and precompensation of non-common path aberrations for high performance AO system," in Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications II, R. K. Tyson and M. Lloyd-Hart, eds., Proc. SPIE 5903, 88-95 (2005).

L. Jolissaint and J.-P. Véran, "Fast computation and morphologic interpretation of the Adaptive Optics Point Spread Function," in Beyond Conventional Adaptive Optics, E. Vernet, R. Ragazzoni, S. Esposito, and N. Hubin, eds., Vol. 58 of European Southern Observatory Conference and Workshop Proceedings (ESO, 2002), pp. 201-205.

J.-L. Beuzit, D. Mouillet, C. Moutou, K. Dohlen, P. Puget, T. Fusco, and A. Boccaletti, "A planet finder instrument for the VLT," in Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 200, Direct Imaging of Exoplanets: Science & Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 317-323.

F. Roddier and C. Roddier, "NOAO Infrared Adaptive Optics Program II: modeling atmospheric effects in adaptive optics systems for astronomical telescopes," in Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, L. D. Barr, ed., Proc. SPIE 628, 298-304 (1986).

F. Mahé, V. Michau, G. Rousset, and J.-M. Conan, "Scintillation effects on wavefront sensing in the Rytov regime," in Propagation through the Atmosphere IV, M. Roggemann, ed., Proc. SPIE 4125, 77-86 (2000).

P.-Y. Madec, "Control techniques," in Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, F. Roddier, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 131-154.

T. Fusco, G. Rousset, and A. Blanc, "Calibration of AO system. Application to NAOS-CONICA," in Science with Adaptive Optics, W. Brandner and M. Kasper, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 2004), pp. 103-107.

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