SPHERE+ is an upgrade to the existing SPHERE high-contrast imager and spectrograph at the VLT. We are working on a medium-resolution, diffraction-limited integral field unit as well as smaller upgrades to increase the polarimetric performance.
Funding provided by NOVA
- Non-linear control of adaptive optics for exoplanet imaging
- Compressed multiline spectroscopic trace gas sensing
- Planets and Inner Disks in Reflected Starlight with SPHERE/ZIMPOL
- SPHERE/ZIMPOL high resolution polarimetric imager. I. System overview, PSF parameters, coronagraphy, and polarimetry