Adaptive Optics Group Publications

The following is a list of publications related to the instruments and research associated with our AO group. Links to the bibliographic listing for each paper are included.

2010
The Gemini NICI Planet-finding Campaign: Discovery of a Close Substellar Companion to the Young Debris Disk Star PZ Tel
Beth Biller, Michael Liu, et al.
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 720, Issue 1, pp. L82-L87 (2010).

Automatic sensitivity-adjustment for a curvature sensor
Algae Kellerer, Mark Chun, and Christ Ftaclas
eprint arXiv:1008.1050

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: Discovery of a Close Substellar Companion to the Young Debris Disk Star PZ Tel
Beth Biller, Michael Liu, et al.
eprint arXiv:1007.4808

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: Deep Imaging of Stars in the Solar Neighborhood
Beth Biller, Zahed Wahhaj, et al.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #449.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.457

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign: A Direct Imaging Search for Planets around Beta Pictoris and TW Hydra
Zahed Wahhaj, Michael Liu, et al.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #449.02; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.457

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign
Michael Liu, Zahed Wahhaj, et al.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #449.01; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 42, p.457

Adaptive Optics Imaging of a Massive Galaxy Associated With a Metal-Rich Absorber
Mark Chun, Varsha P Kulkarni, et al.
The Astronomical Journal, Volume 139, Issue 1, pp. 296-301 (2010).

2009

Direct Planet Imaging with NICI: Combining Angular and Spectral Difference Imaging
Zahed Wahhaj, Michael Liu, et al.
American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #214, #300.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 41, p.713

The Gemini NICI Planet-Finding Campaign
Michael Liu, Zahed Wahhaj, et al.
COOL STARS, STELLAR SYSTEMS AND THE SUN: Proceedings of the 15th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1094, pp. 461-464 (2009).

Observing Strategies for the NICI Campaign to Directly Image Extrasolar Planets
Beth Biller, Étienne Artigau, et al.
COOL STARS, STELLAR SYSTEMS AND THE SUN: Proceedings of the 15th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1094, pp. 425-428 (2009).

Imaka:. Imaging from Mauna Kea
Olivier Lai, Jean-Charles Cuillandre, et al.
Optical Turbulance: Astronomy Meets Meteorology, Proceedings of the Astronomy Meets Meteorology, Proceedings of the Optical Turbulence Characterization for Astronomical Applications Sardinia, Italy, 15 - 18 September 2008, edited by Elena Masciadri (Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Italy) & Marc Sarazin (European Southern Observatory, Germany), pp. 291-298 (2010).

2008

NICI: combining coronagraphy, ADI, and SDI
Étienne Artigau, Beth Biller, et al.
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Edited by McLean, Ian S.; Casali, Mark M. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7014, pp. 70141Z-70141Z-9 (2008).

Observing strategies for the NICI campaign to directly image extrasolar planets
Beth Biller, Étienne Artigau, et al.
Adaptive Optics Systems. Edited by Hubin, Norbert; Max, Claire E.; Wizinowich, Peter L. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7015, pp. 70156Q-70156Q-12 (2008).

IMAKA: imaging from Mauna KeA with an atmosphere corrected 1 square degree optical imager
Olivier Lai, Mark Chun, et al.
Adaptive Optics Systems. Edited by Hubin, Norbert; Max, Claire E.; Wizinowich, Peter L. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7015, pp. 70154H-70154H-12 (2008).

Performance of the near-infrared coronagraphic imager on Gemini-South
Mark Chun, Doug Toomey, et al.
Adaptive Optics Systems. Edited by Hubin, Norbert; Max, Claire E.; Wizinowich, Peter L. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7015, pp. 70151V-70151V-9 (2008).

Curvature adaptive optics and low light imaging
Christ Ftaclas, Mark Chun, Jeff Kuhn, J. Ritter
Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, held in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September 17-19, 2008, Ed.: S. Ryan, The Maui Economic Development Board., p.E20

Wavefront correction with high-order curvature adaptive optics systems
Qiang Yang, Christ Ftaclas, Mark Chun
Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 23, Issue 6, pp.1375-1381

Laboratory performance characteristics of CanariCam, the GTC facility multi-mode mid-IR camera
Margaret M. Moerchen, Christopher Packham, et al.
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Edited by McLean, Ian S.; Casali, Mark M. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7014, pp. 70142E-70142E-11 (2008).

Day-one science with CanariCam, the Gran Telescopio Canarias multi-mode mid-infrared camera
Charles M. Telesco, Christopher Packham, et al.
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II. Edited by McLean, Ian S.; Casali, Mark M. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7014, pp. 70140R-70140R-9 (2008).

2006

MIRAO: a mid-IR adaptive optics system design for TMT
Mark Chun, Jay Elias, et al.
Advances in Adaptive Optics II. Edited by Ellerbroek, Brent L.; Bonaccini Calia, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6272, pp. 62720S (2006).

Adaptive Optics Imaging of Low-Redshift Damped Lyα Quasar Absorbers
Mark Chun, Sohelia Gharanfoli, et al.
The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 2, pp. 686-700.

Cool Customers in the Stellar Graveyard. III. Limits to Substellar Objects around nearby White Dwarfs using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
John H. Debes, Jian Ge, Christ Ftaclas
The Astronomical Journal, Volume 131, Issue 1, pp. 640-647.

2005

Hysteresis correction in the curvature adaptive optics system
Qiang Yang, Christ Ftaclas, et al.
Optical Society of America Journal, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 142-147 (2005).

CanariCam: The Multi-Mode Mid-IR Instrument for the GTC
C. Packham, C.M. Telesco, J.H. Hough, C. Ftaclas
II International GTC Workshop: Science with GTC 1st-light Instruments and the LMT (Eds. A. M. Hidalgo-Gámez, J. J. González, J. M. Rodríguez Espinosa, and S. Torres-Peimbert) Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 24, pp. 7-12 (2005) (http://www.astroscu.unam.mx/~rmaa/)

High contrast space coronagraphy for planet discovery: the Eclipse concept and recent technology readiness validations
J. Trauger, M. Brown, et al.
American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #37, #18.24; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, p.654

2004

'ohana
Guy S. Perrin, Olivier Lai, et al.
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5491. Edited by Wesley A. Traub. Bellingham, WA: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2004., p.391

2003

Eclipse: a Discovery Mission for Direct Imaging of Nearby Planetary Systems
J. Trauger, A. Hull, et al.
American Astronomical Society Meeting 203, #03.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 35, p.1204

Searching for Ultracool Companions with NICI
C. Ftaclas, E. L. Martín, D. Toomey
Brown Dwarfs, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211, held 20-24 May 2002 at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Edited by Eduardo Martín. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2003, p. 521

High Dynamic Range and the Search for Planets
A. T. Tokunaga, C. Ftaclas, J. R. Kuhn, P. Baudoz
Brown Dwarfs, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #211, held 20-24 May 2002 at University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Edited by Eduardo Martín. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2003, p. 487

Eclipse: A Mission Concept for a Coronagraphic Imaging Survey of Nearby Planetary Systems
J. Trauger, A. Hull, et al.
American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #35, #18.15; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 35, p.946

CanariCam: a multimode mid-infrared camera for the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS
Charles M. Telesco, David Ciardi, et al.
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes. Edited by Iye, Masanori; Moorwood, Alan F. M. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4841, pp. 913-922 (2003).

Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager for Gemini South
Toomey, Douglas W.; Ftaclas, Christ
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes. Edited by Iye, Masanori; Moorwood, Alan F. M. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4841, pp. 889-900 (2003).

Jovian Planet Finder optical system
John E. Krist, Mark Clampin, et al.
High-Contrast Imaging for Exo-Planet Detection. Edited by Alfred B. Schultz. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4860, pp. 288-294 (2003).

The Eclipse mission: a direct imaging survey of nearby planetary systems
John T. Trauger, Tony Hull, et al.
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation. Edited by J. Chris Blades, Oswald H. W. Siegmund. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4854, pp. 116-128 (2003).

Gains from a ground-only adaptive optics system
Mark Chun
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Edited by Wizinowich, Peter L.; Bonaccini, Domenico. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 4839, pp. 94-98 (2003).

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