Abstract

Vector vortex waveplates (VVWs) open the door to new techniques in stellar coronagraphy and optical communications, but the performance of currently available liquid-crystal-polymer-based VVWs tends to be limited by defects in the axial region of the vortex pattern. As described here, several steps allow for a reduction in the size of such axial defects, including the use of photoalignment materials with high photosensitivity and reversible response, and a reduction in exposure energy. Moreover, redistributing the writing beam’s intensity from the axial region to its periphery (using a VVW) allows the production of large area VVWs with a small defect area. Finally, using VVWs as linear to axial polarization converters allows producing VVWs of higher topological charge, while also reducing the photoalignment time to a few minutes. These steps have allowed the fabrication of VVWs with topological charges of 1 and 2 with central defect sizes below 3 μm.

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2012 (1)

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
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2011 (2)

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
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2010 (2)

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The principles of laser beam control with polarization gratings introduced as diffractive waveplates,” Proc. SPIE7775, 77750U (2010).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The promise of Diffractive Waveplates,” Opt. and Photon. News21, 41–45 (2010).

2009 (2)

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Optical axis gratings in liquid crystals and their use for polarization insensitive optical switching,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.18(01), 1–47 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Nersisyan, N. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Fabrication of liquid crystal polymer axial waveplates for UV-IR wavelengths,” Opt. Express17(14), 11926–11934 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements for wave front shaping in the visible domain: Switchable helical mode generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett.88(22), 221102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

Absil, O.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
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Baba, N.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
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Baudrand, J.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Boccaletti, A.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Burruss, R.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S.-H.

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chigrinov, V.

Chipman, R.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chipman, R. A.

Delacroix, C.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dorrer, C.

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Du, T.

Forsberg, P.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gnolek, A.

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Habraken, S.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hamaguchi, S.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hanot, C.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ise, A.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, M.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kern, B.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kimball, B. R.

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The promise of Diffractive Waveplates,” Opt. and Photon. News21, 41–45 (2010).

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The principles of laser beam control with polarization gratings introduced as diffractive waveplates,” Proc. SPIE7775, 77750U (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Optical axis gratings in liquid crystals and their use for polarization insensitive optical switching,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.18(01), 1–47 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Nersisyan, N. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Fabrication of liquid crystal polymer axial waveplates for UV-IR wavelengths,” Opt. Express17(14), 11926–11934 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krist, J.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kuhnert, A.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Levine, M.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Liewer, K.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Manzo, C.

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements for wave front shaping in the visible domain: Switchable helical mode generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett.88(22), 221102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marrucci, L.

S. Slussarenko, A. Murauski, T. Du, V. Chigrinov, L. Marrucci, and E. Santamato, “Tunable liquid crystal q-plates with arbitrary topological charge,” Opt. Express19(5), 4085–4090 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements for wave front shaping in the visible domain: Switchable helical mode generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett.88(22), 221102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, K. L.

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mawet, D.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McClain, S.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McEldowney, S.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McEldowney, S. C.

Mennesson, B.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Moody, D.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Murakami, H.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Murakami, N.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Murauski, A.

Nersisyan, S.

Nersisyan, S. R.

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The promise of Diffractive Waveplates,” Opt. and Photon. News21, 41–45 (2010).

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The principles of laser beam control with polarization gratings introduced as diffractive waveplates,” Proc. SPIE7775, 77750U (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Optical axis gratings in liquid crystals and their use for polarization insensitive optical switching,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.18(01), 1–47 (2009).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, H. Xianyu, and E. Serabyn, “Fabricating vector vortex waveplates for coronagraphy,” in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference (IEEE, 2012), pp. 1–12. DOI .
[CrossRef]

Niessner, A.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nishikawa, J.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O’Brien, N.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Oka, K.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Paparo, D.

L. Marrucci, C. Manzo, and D. Paparo, “Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements for wave front shaping in the visible domain: Switchable helical mode generation,” Appl. Phys. Lett.88(22), 221102 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Park, P.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Piron, P.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pueyo, L.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Riaud, P.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sakamoto, M.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Santamato, E.

Schadt, M.

Serabyn, E.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, H. Xianyu, and E. Serabyn, “Fabricating vector vortex waveplates for coronagraphy,” in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference (IEEE, 2012), pp. 1–12. DOI .
[CrossRef]

Shemo, D.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shemo, D. M.

Slussarenko, S.

Smith, P. K.

Stalder, M.

Statt, M.

K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Steeves, D. M.

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The promise of Diffractive Waveplates,” Opt. and Photon. News21, 41–45 (2010).

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The principles of laser beam control with polarization gratings introduced as diffractive waveplates,” Proc. SPIE7775, 77750U (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Optical axis gratings in liquid crystals and their use for polarization insensitive optical switching,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.18(01), 1–47 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Nersisyan, N. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Fabrication of liquid crystal polymer axial waveplates for UV-IR wavelengths,” Opt. Express17(14), 11926–11934 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Surdej, J.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Tabirian, N.

D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Tabiryan, N.

Tabiryan, N. V.

N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The promise of Diffractive Waveplates,” Opt. and Photon. News21, 41–45 (2010).

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “The principles of laser beam control with polarization gratings introduced as diffractive waveplates,” Proc. SPIE7775, 77750U (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nersisyan, N. V. Tabiryan, D. M. Steeves, and B. R. Kimball, “Optical axis gratings in liquid crystals and their use for polarization insensitive optical switching,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater.18(01), 1–47 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
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D. Mawet, N. Murakami, C. Delacroix, E. Serabyn, O. Absil, N. Baba, J. Baudrand, A. Boccaletti, R. Burruss, R. Chipman, P. Forsberg, S. Habraken, S. Hamaguchi, C. Hanot, A. Ise, M. Karlsson, B. Kern, J. Krist, A. Kuhnert, M. Levine, K. Liewer, S. McClain, S. McEldowney, B. Mennesson, D. Moody, H. Murakami, A. Niessner, J. Nishikawa, N. O’Brien, K. Oka, P. Park, P. Piron, L. Pueyo, P. Riaud, M. Sakamoto, M. Tamura, J. Trauger, D. Shemo, J. Surdej, N. Tabirian, W. Traub, J. Wallace, and K. Yokochi, “Taking the vector vortex coronagraph to the next level for ground- and space-based exoplanet imaging instruments: review of technology developments in the USA, Japan, and Europe,” Proc. SPIE8151, 8–22 (2011).
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K. L. Marshall, M. Vargas, A. Gnolek, M. Statt, C. Dorrer, and S.-H. Chen, “Photo-aligned liquid crystal devices for high-peak-power laser applications,” Proc. SPIE8475, 84750U, 84750U-14 (2012).
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N. V. Tabiryan, S. R. Nersisyan, H. Xianyu, and E. Serabyn, “Fabricating vector vortex waveplates for coronagraphy,” in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference (IEEE, 2012), pp. 1–12. DOI .
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Rejection of a perfect Airy pattern by an imperfect vortex phase mask of topological charge 2, when used in a vortex coronagraph (a focal plane vortex phase mask followed by a pupil/Lyot stop matching the input pupil). For the calculation, a perfect vortex phase pattern of charge 2 was assumed to apply everywhere except in a small central region of diameter d, wherein the phase was assumed to be zero. In the “covered” case, the transmission of this central region was further assumed to be zero.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical axis orientation in a VVW: ϕ – azimuthal coordinate; α – the orientation angle of the optical axis. The optical axis orientation patterns are shown for (a) qφ = 2 and (b) qφ = 4 outputting a beam of singularity order m = 4 and 8, correspondingly.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental setup for fabricating a VVW with qφ = 1: L1, L2- plano-convex lenses of 40 mm and 1000 mm focal lengths, respectively; PH- pinhole; VF-VVW- vector vortex waveplate for beam shaping; P – polarizer; LA – linear aperture with 4 mm opening; CL – cylindrical lens with 70 mm focal length; Substrate − glass substrate coated with photoalignment layer; RS- precision rotation stage. The beam propagates along the z-axis.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Sensitivity of vortex pattern to lateral offset of the rotation axis of the substrate with respect to the beam axis: (a) 19.6 μm, (b) 6.04 μm; (c) 0.4 μm; (d) 0.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Polarizing microscopy photo of a VVW with 3 μm defect size.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Schematic of the setup for producing VVWs of high topological charge: L1, L2 – lenses for beam expansion; PH – pinhole; P – polarizer; VVW-PC – VVW used as a polarization converter; S – substrate coated with PAAD.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Photos of VVWs of (a) m = 2, λw = 325 nm, (b) m = 4, λw = 400 nm, and (c) m = 4, λp = 800 nm between crossed polarizers. The VVW shown in (b) is printed using the VVW shown in (a).

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