A New Method for the Discovery of the Distant Exoplanets

Peter Lerner, Alexandre Mayer, Thomas E Sullivan

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Since the first confirmed discovery of exoplanets in 1992, multiple observational methods have been developed. Most methods of their discovery use the influence of a planet on its host star. These methods lose sensitivity when a planet is distant from its star and has a long orbital period. This article proposes a method inspired by Hanbury-Brown Twiss (HBT) interferometry, to find exoplanets which exercise a very small influence on their host star. Our method relies on an extremely high sensitivity of the phase correlations to an asymmetry of the luminous system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets XI
EditorsGarreth J Ruane
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510665743
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventSPIE Optics + Photonics - San Diego, United States
Duration: 20 Aug 202324 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Optics + Photonics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • astronomy
  • Exoplanets
  • interferometry


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