Imaging polarimetry for the characterisation of exoplanets and protoplanetary discs. Scientific and technical challenges
Promotor: C.U. Keller, Co-Promotor: F. Snik
- M. de Juan Ovelar
- 12 December 2013
- Thesis in Leiden Repository
The study of exoplanets and the protoplanetary discs in which they form is a very challenging task. In this thesis we present several studies in which we investigate the potential of imaging polarimetry at visible and near-infrared wavelengths to reveal the characteristics of these objects and overcome the scientific and technical challenges involved.