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Journal Articles The Messenger Year : 2009

Halftoning for High-contrast Imaging: Developments for the SPHERE and EPICS Instruments

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Controlling the amplitude of light is crucial for many scientific applications, such as in imaging systems, astronomical instruments or laser physics. We provide a brief overview of recent R&D activities at ESO using halftoning, the process of presenting a continuous image through use of dots. Customised filters with spatially varying transmission are produced using a binary array of metal pixels that offers excellent control of the local transmission. Applications to the production of an apodiser for the VLT SPHERE instrument and a mask for E-ELT EPICS are presented.
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obspm-03855240 , version 1 (16-11-2022)

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Patrice Martinez, Christophe Dorrer, Emmanuel Aller-Carpentier, Markus Kasper, Anthony Boccaletti, et al.. Halftoning for High-contrast Imaging: Developments for the SPHERE and EPICS Instruments. The Messenger, 2009, 137, pp.18-23. ⟨obspm-03855240⟩
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