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  1. 2019 Spirit of Lyot Conference Report

    November 8, 2019

    In late October, a subset of the Makidon lab group set out to Tokyo to attend the “Spirit of Lyot” conference. Happening only every 3-5 years, this conference brings together everybody working in high-contrast imaging, sharing their work in the spirit of Bernard Lyot, the inventor of the coronagraph.

    2019 Spirit of Lyot Conference Report
  2. 2019 SPIE Conference Report

    August 21, 2019

    August 11- 15, lab members attended the 2019 SPIE Optics + Photonics conference in San Diego.

    The Makidon Optics Lab team at the 2019 SPIE Conference
  3. 2018 SPIE Conference Report

    June 18, 2018

    From June 10th to June 15th, the lab team attended the SPIE conference in Austin-Texas to present the latest results it obtained on various on-going experiments.

    2018 SPIE Conference Report
  4. HiCAT: Johns Hopkins University Students' Project

    June 4, 2018

    The demanding requirements for HiCAT drives continual innovation. The precise optics work best in a controlled, enclosed area which has to be taken into account when designing the chamber.

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  5. In the News!

    May 2, 2018

    The Makidon Optics lab is in the news!

    In the News!
  6. HiCAT: First Results with the COFFEE Wavefront Sensor

    April 4, 2018

    Last week, Jean-François Sauvage (from the Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales and the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille) has been invited by STScI to come to the Makidon Lab to implement and test the COFFEE wavefront sensor on HiCAT data.

    HiCAT: First Results with the COFFEE Wavefront Sensor
  7. JOST: Installation of the HiCAT Python Package

    March 28, 2018

    For a couple of years now, our group had been doing really good work in developing first-class coronagraph technology and wavefront sensing techniques for segmented apertures. During this process, one of the focus points of the work is to create a concise python package which controls the HiCAT testbed and its environment and which would eventually be ready to be freely shared for implementation on other high-contrast testbeds.

    JOST: Installation of the HiCAT Python Package

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