Anular Groove Phase Mask (AGPM): Coronagraphy
Following a recent proposal led by the University of Liege (AGPM proposing team: O. Absil, D. Mawet, J. Girard, A. Boccaletti, P. Baudoz, C. Delacroix, P. Forsberg, M. Karlsson, S. Habraken, J. Surdej, and M. Kasper), a successful implementation and validation tests, the NACO IS team is delighted to offer a new-generation high performance coronagraphic mode for NACO, optimized for the L' band.
Plase see the P92 User Manual section 5.3.
April 3rd, 2013: The first light paper of the AGPM coronagraph has just been accepted for publication in A&AL (Mawet et al. 2013). The paper describes the new mode and its performance as measured on two standard stars: