SPICES: a 1.5-m space coronagraph for spectro-polarimetric characterization of cold exoplanets

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.925559
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Series titleProceedings of SPIE; Volume 8442
ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, July 1-6, 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISSN0277-786X
ISBN9780819491435
Article number84420I
SubjectCircumstellar disks; Exo-planets; High angular resolutions; High contrast imaging; Ice giants; Integral field; Physicochemical property; Visible light; Chemical properties; Imaging techniques; Instruments; Millimeter waves; Optical design; Polarimeters; Space telescopes; Food products
AbstractThe study of the physico-chemical properties of wide-separated exoplanets (> 1 AU) is a major goal of highcontrast imaging techniques. SPICES (Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems) is a project of space coronagraph dedicated to the spectro-polarimetric analysis of gas and ice giant planets, super-Earths and circumstellar disks in visible light at a spectral resolution of about 40. After recalling the science cases of the mission, we describe the optical design and the critical subsystems of the instrument. We then discuss the SPICES performance that we derived from numerical simulations.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); National Science Infrastructure
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