Research & Publications

Find the latest research and publications from the stellar team behind ELF

23-09-2022

Small-ELF: a propotype for the future ExoLife Finder hybrid optical telescope

Lodieu, N., Kuhn, J., Moretto, G., Rebolo, R., Zhou, Y., Langlois, M., and Lewis, K.

16th Europlanet Science Congress, 2022, Granada, Spain

23-09-2022

The ELF project: Performance of an extreme adaptive optics system compensating for atmospheric turbulence, cophasing a diluted pupil and performing dark hole coronography in order to reach high contrast exoplanet direct detection

Langlois, M., Graf, C., moretto, G., Kuhn, J., Lewis, K., Rebolo, R., Lodieu, N., Zhou, Y., and Cunnygham, I.

16th Europlanet Science Congress, 2022, Granada, Spain

29-08-2022

Small-ELF Telescope: opto-mechanical design and application of tensegrity

Ye Zhou, T. K. Lee, J. R. Kuhn, I. Cunnyngham, S. Jefferies, M. Langlois, K. Lewis, N. Lodieu, G. Moretto, R. Rebolo, J. Ritter, R. Swindle, S. Salata, M. Rios, and R. Diego

Proc. SPIE 12182, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IX, 121822J

26-08-2022

The small-ELF project: toward an ultra-large coronagraphic optical receiver

Jeff Kuhn, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Ian Cunnyngham, Maud Langlois, Kevin Lewis, Nicolas Lodieu, Gil Moretto, Rafael Rebolo, Joe Ritter, Ryan Swindle, Ye Zhou, Stuart Jefferies, Kritsadi Thetprapi, David Audigier, and Justin Fletcher

Proc. SPIE 12182, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IX, 121820G

20-08-2022

An emerging hybrid technology toward ultra-light and self-correcting, “live” mirrors

Gil Moretto, K. Thetpraphi, J-F. Capsal, J.R. Kuhn, D. Audgier, M. Langlois, C. Graf, J. Ritter, R. Rebolo, N. Lodieu, Y. Zhou, and K. Lewis

Proc. SPIE 12188, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation V, 121880D

14-07-2020

Grand Challenges in Astronomical Instrumentation

Jeff R. Kuhn

Front. Astron. Space Sci, Sec. Astronomical Instrumentation, Volume 7

22-04-2020

Advanced 3D-printed EAP actuator applied to high precision large optical-quality surface fabrication: first results

K. Thetpraphi, G. Moretto, J. R. Kuhn, P. J. Cottinet, M. Q. Le, D. Audigier, L. Petit, J. F. Capsal

Proc. SPIE 11375, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 113751X

25-11-2019

Surface Imaging of Proxima b and Other Exoplanets: Albedo Maps, Biosignatures, and Technosignatures

S. V. Berdyugina and J. R. Kuhn

The American Astronomical Society | AJ 158 246

26-04-2019

Hybrid dynamic structures for optical-quality surfaces shape control: live-mirror

Gil Moretto, Jeff R. Kuhn, Jean-Fabien Capsal, David Audigier, Kritsadi Thetpraphi, Maud Langlois, Mike Gedig, Svetlana V. Berdyugina , and David Halliday

Proc. SPIE 10926, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI, 109261X

23-02-2019

Exoplanet Terra Incognita

Berdyugina, S.V., Kuhn, J.R., Belikov, R., Turyshev, S.G.

Hargitai, H. (eds) Planetary Cartography and GIS. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham.

01-10-2018

The Exo-Life Finder (ELF) telescope: New strategies for direct detection of exoplanet biosignatures and technosignatures

S. V. Berdyugina, J. R. Kuhn, M. Langlois, G. Moretto, J. Krissansen-Totton, D. Catling, J. L. Grenfell, T. Santl-Temkiv, K. Finster, J. Tarter, F. Marchis, H. Hargitai, and D. Apai

Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107004I

21-09-2018

The ExoLife Finder Telescope (ELF) : an extremely large telescope dedicated to extremely high contrast

Langlois, M.

European Planetary Science Congress, 2018, Berlin, Germany

06-07-2018

The Exo-Life Finder Telescope (ELF): design and beam synthesis concepts

J. R. Kuhn, S. V. Berdyugina, J.-F. Capsal, M. Gedig, M. Langlois, G. Moretto, and K. Thetpraphi

Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070015

06-07-2018

Development of PLANETS telescope and visible-infrared spectrometer for monitoring of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres

Takeshi Sakanoi, Jeff Kuhn, Svetlana Berdyugina, Marcelo Emilio, Masato Kagitani, Yasuhiro Hirahara, Hiromu Nakagawa, Yasumasa Kasaba, Takahiro Obara, Shoichi Okano, Isabelle Scholl, Andrei Berdyugin, and Vilppu Piirola

Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107004J

28-06-2018

The ExoLife Finder (ELF) Telescope: New Adaptive Optics and Hybrid Dynamic Live-Optical Surfaces Strategies

G. Moretto, J. R. Kuhn, M. Langlois, M. Tallon, M. Gedig, A. Norton, J. Capsal, D. Audigier, K. Thetpraphi, S. V. Berdyugina, and D. Halliday

Imaging and Applied Optics 2018 (3D, AO, AIO, COSI, DH, IS, LACSEA, LS&C, MATH, pcAOP), OSA Technical Digest

28-06-2018

The Exo-Life Finder (ELF) Telescope: Advanced strategies for Extreme Adaptive Optics and cophasing for an extremely large telescope dedicated to extremely high contrast

M. Langlois, J. Kuhn, G. Moretto, M. Tallon, E. Thiébaut, A. P. Norton, M. Loupias, and S. Berdyugina

Imaging and Applied Optics 2018 (3D, AO, AIO, COSI, DH, IS, LACSEA, LS&C, MATH, pcAOP), OSA Technical Digest

26-06-2014

Finding Life in the Universe: The Colossus Project

J. R. Kuhn

Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online)