Visible extreme adaptive optics on extremely large telescopes: Towards detecting oxygen in Proxima Centauri b and analogs

J. Fowler, Sebastiaan Y. Haffert, Maaike A.M. van Kooten, Rico Landman, Alexis Bidot, Adrien Hours, Mamadou N. Diaye, Olivier Absil, Lisa Altinier, Pierre Baudoz, Ruslan Belikov, Markus Johannes Bonse, Kimberly Bott, Bernhard Brandl, Alexis Carlotti, Sarah L. Casewell, Elodie Choquet, Nicolas B. Cowan, Niyati Desai, David DoelmanKevin Fogarty, Timothy D. Gebhard, Yann Gutierrez, Olivier Guyon, Olivier Herscovici-Schiller, Roser Juanola-Parramon, Matthew Kenworthy, Elina Kleisioti, Lorenzo König, Mariya Krasteva, Iva Laginja, Lucie Leboulleux, Johan Mazoyer, Maxwell A. Millar-Blanchaer, David Mouillet, Emiel Por, Laurent Pueyo, Frans Snik, Dirk van Dam, Kyle van Gorkom, Sophia R. Vaughan

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Abstract

Looking to the future of exo-Earth imaging from the ground, core technology developments are required in visible extreme adaptive optics (ExAO) to enable the observation of atmospheric features such as oxygen on rocky planets in visible light. UNDERGROUND (Ultra-fast AO techNology Determination for Exoplanet imageRs from the GROUND), a collaboration built in Feb. 2023 at the Optimal Exoplanet Imagers Lorentz Workshop, aims to (1) motivate oxygen detection in Proxima Centauri b and analogs as an informative science case for high-contrast imaging and direct spectroscopy, (2) overview the state of the field with respect to visible exoplanet imagers, and (3) set the instrumental requirements to achieve this goal and identify what key technologies require further development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets XI
EditorsGarreth J. Ruane
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510665743
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
EventTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets XI 2023 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2023Aug 24 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume12680
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets XI 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/21/238/24/23

Keywords

  • Earth-like planets
  • Proxima Centauri
  • biosignatures
  • extreme adaptive optics (ExAO)
  • extremely large telescopes (ELT)
  • high-contrast imaging
  • visible adaptive optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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