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Christoph Baranec - Publications

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Optical Science and Technology

High-efficiency autonomous laser adaptive optics
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni & S. Punnadi
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 790, L8, 2014.

PALM-3000: Exoplanet adaptive optics for the 5-meter Hale Telescope
R. Dekany, J. Roberts, R. Burruss, A. Bouchez, T. Truong, C. Baranec, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Angione, T. Trinh, J. Zolkower, J. C. Shelton, D. Palmer, J. Henning, E. Croner, M. Troy, D. McKenna, J. Tesch, S. Hildebrandt & J. Milburn
The Astrophysical Journal, 776, 130, 2013.

Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, J. Davis, R. Dekany, M. Kasliwal, S. Kulkarni, T. Morton, E. Ofek & S. Punnadi
The Journal of Visualized Experiments, 72, e50021, 2013.

A ground-layer adaptive optics system with multiple laser guide stars
M. Hart, N. M. Milton, C. Baranec, K. Powell, T. Stalcup, D. McCarthy, C. Kulesa & E. Bendek
Nature, 466, 727-729, 2010.

Design considerations for low-light level low-Fresnel number optical systems
C. Baranec
Applied Optics, 48, 6259-6263, 2009.

On-sky wide field adaptive optics correction using multiple laser guide stars at the MMT
C. Baranec, M. Hart, N. M. Milton, T. Stalcup, K. Powell, M. Snyder, V. Vaitheeswaran, D. McCarthy & C. Kulesa
The Astrophysical Journal, 693, 1814-1820, 2009.

Study of a MEMS-based Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor with adjustable pupil sampling for astronomical adaptive optics
C. Baranec & R. Dekany
Applied Optics, 47, 5155-5162, 2008.

Ground-layer wavefront reconstruction from multiple natural guide stars
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart & N. M. Milton
The Astrophysical Journal, 661, 1332-1338, 2007.

Experimental results of ground-layer and tomographic wavefront reconstruction from multiple laser guide stars
M. Lloyd-Hart, C. Baranec, N. M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder & J. R. P. Angel
Optics Express, 14, 7541-7551, 2006.

First tests of wavefront sensing with a constellation of laser guide beacons
M. Lloyd-Hart, C. Baranec, N. M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder, N. Putnam & J. R. P. Angel
The Astrophysical Journal, 634, 679-686, 2005.

Concept for a laser guide beacon Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensor with dynamically steered subapertures
C. Baranec, B. Bauman & M. Lloyd-Hart
Optics Letters, 30, 693-695, 2005.


Robo-AO Science

Know the star, know the planet. IV. Discovery of late-type companions to two exoplanet host stars
L. Roberts, A. Tokovinin, B. Mason, R. Riddle, W. Hartkopf, N. Law & C. Baranec
in submission, 2014.

Characterizing the Cool KOIs. VII. Refined physical properties of the eclipsing brown dwarf LHS6343C
B. Montet, J. Johnson, P. Muirhead, A. Villar, C. Vassallo, C. Baranec, N. Law, R. Riddle, G. Marcy, A. Howard & H. Isaacson
in submission, 2014.

Know the star, know the planet. III. A stellar companion to the host star of the eccentric exoplanet HD8673b
L. C. Roberts, B. Mason, C. Neyman, Y. Wu, R. Riddle, C. Shelton, J. Angione, C. Baranec, A. Bouchez, K. Bui, R. Burruss, M. Burse, P. Chordia, E. Croner, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Henning, S. Kulkarni, N. Law, D. McKenna, J. Milburn, D. Palmer, S. Punnadi, A. Ramaprakash, J. Roberts, S. Tendulkar, T. Trinh, M. Troy, T. Truong & J. Zolkower
in submission, 2014.

Multiplicity of the Galactic Senior Citizens: A high-resolution search for cool subdwarf companions
C. Ziegler, N. M. Law, C. Baranec, R. Riddle & J. Fuchs
in submission, 2014.

An ancient extrasolar system with five sub-Earth-size planets
T. Campante, T. Barclay, J. Swift, D. Huber, V. Adibekyan, W. Cochran, C. J. Burke, H. Isaacson, E. Quintana, G. Davies, V. Aguirre, D. Ragozzine, R. Riddle, C. Baranec, S. Basu, W. Chaplin, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, T. Metcalfe, T. Bedding, R. Handberg, D. Stello, J. Brewer, S. Hekker, C. Karoff, R. Kolbl, N. Law, M. Lundkvist, A. Miglio, J. Rowe, N. Santos, C. Van Laerhoven, T. Arentoft, Y. Elsworth, D. Fischer, S. Kawaler, H. Kjeldsen, M. Lund, G. Marcy, S. Sousa, A. Sozzetti & T. R. White
in submission, 2014.

The Near-Ultraviolet Luminosity Function of Young, Early M-Dwarf Stars
M. Ansdell, E. Gaidos, A. Mann, S. Lépine, D. James, A. Buccino, C. Baranec, N. Law, R. Riddle, P. Mauas & R. Petrucci
The Astrophysical Journal, in press, 2014.

Characterization of the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-32Ab and the M-dwarf companion HAT-P-32B
M. Zhao, J. O'Rourke, J. Wright, H. Knutson, A. Burrows, J. Fortney, H. Ngo, B. J. Fulton, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, P. Muirhead, S. Hinkley, A. Showman, J. Curtis & R. Burruss
The Astrophysical Journal, 796, 115, 2014.

A survey of the high order multiplicity of nearby Solar-type binary stars with Robo-AO
R. Riddle, A. Tokovinin, B. Mason, W. Hartkopf, L. Roberts, C. Baranec, N. Law, K. Bui, M. Burse, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, S. Punnadi, A. N. Ramaprakash & S. Tendulkar
The Astrophysical Journal, in press, 2014.

Characterizing the Cool KOIs. VI. H- and K-band Spectra of Kepler M Dwarf Planet-Candidate Hosts
P. Muirhead, J. Becker, G. Feiden, B. Rojas-Ayala, A. Vanderburg, E. Price, R. Thorp, N. Law, R. Riddle, C. Baranec, K. Hamren, E. Schlawin, K. Covey, J. Johnson & J. Lloyd
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 213, 5, 2014.

Robotic laser-adaptive-optics imaging of 715 Kepler exoplanet candidates using Robo-AO
N. Law, T. Morton, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, G. Ravichandran, C. Ziegler, J. Johnson, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, S. Punnadi & A. N. Ramaprakash
The Astrophysical Journal, 791, 35, 2014.

Characterizing the Cool KOIs. V. KOI-256: A Mutually Eclipsing Post-common Envelope Binary
P. Muirhead, A. Vanderburg, A. Shporer, J. Becker, J. Swift, J. Lloyd, J. Fuller, M. Zhao, S. Hinkley, J. S. Pineda, M. Bottom, A. Howard, K. von Braun, T. Boyajian, N. Law, C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S, Punnadi & J. A. Johnson
The Astrophysical Journal, 767, 111, 2013.

Characterizing the Cool KOIs. IV. Kepler-32 as a Prototype for the Formation of Compact Planetary Systems Throughout the Galaxy
J. Swift, J. Johnson, T. Morton, J. Crepp, B. Montet, D. Fabrycky & P. Muirhead (Robo-AO team and contributions not acknowledged)
The Astrophysical Journal, 764, 105, 2013.

Millions of Multiples: Detecting and Characterizing Close-Separation Binary Systems in Synoptic Sky Surveys
E. Terziev, N. Law, I. Arcavi, C. Baranec, J. Bloom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chorida, H. Das, R. Dekany, A. Kraus, S. Kulkarni, P. Nugent, E. Ofek, S. Punnadi, A. N. Ramaprakash, R. Riddle & S. Tendulkar
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 206, 18, 2013.

Three New Eclipsing White-dwarf - M-dwarf Binaries Discovered in a Search for Transiting Planets Around M-dwarfs
N. M. Law, A. L. Kraus, R. Street, B. J. Fulton, L. A. Hillenbrand, A. Shporer, T. Lister, C. Baranec, J. S. Bloom, K. Bui, M. P. Burse, S. Bradley Cenko, H. K. Das, J. T. C. Davis, R. G. Dekany, A. V. Filippenko, M. M. Kasliwal, S. R. Kulkarni, P. Nugent, E. O. Ofek, D. Poznanski, R. M. Quimby, A. N. Ramaprakash, R. Riddle, J. M. Silverman, S. Sivanandam & S. Tendulkar
The Astrophysical Journal, 757, 133, 2012.


PALM-3000 Science

Reconnaissance of the HR 8799 Exosolar System II: Astrometry and Orbital Motion
L. Pueyo, R. Soummer, J. Hoffmann, R. Oppenheimer, J. R. Graham, N. Zimmerman, C. Zhai, J. K. Wallace, F. Vescelus, A. Veicht, G. Vasisht, T. Truong, A. Sivaramakrishnan, M. Shao, L. C. Roberts Jr., J. E. Roberts, E. Rice, I. R. Parry, R. Nilsson, S. Luszcz-Cook, T. Lockhart, E. R. Ligon, D. King, S. Hinkley, L. Hillenbrand, D. Hale, R. Dekany, J. R. Crepp, E. Cady, R. Burruss, D. Brenner, C. Beichman & C. Baranec
The Astrophysical Journal, in press, 2014.

The Kappa Andromedae System: New Constraints on the Companion Mass, System Age & Further Multiplicity
S. Hinkley, L. Pueyo, J. Faherty, B. Oppenheimer, E. Mamajek, A. Kraus, E. Rice, M. Ireland, T. David, L. Hillenbrand, G. Vasisht, E. Cady, D. Brenner, A. Veicht, R. Nilsson, N. Zimmerman, I. Parry, C. Beichman, R. Dekany, J. Roberts, L. Roberts, C. Baranec, J. Crepp, R. Burruss, K. Wallace, D. King, C. Zhai, T. Lockhart, M. Shao, R. Soummer, A. Sivaramakrishnan & L. Wilson
The Astrophysical Journal, 779, 153, 2013.

Reconnaissance of the HR8799 Exosolar System I: Near IR Spectroscopy
B. Oppenheimer, C. Baranec, C. Beichman, D. Brenner, R. Burruss, E. Cady, J. Crepp, R. Dekany, R. Fergus, D. Hale, L. Hillenbrand, S. Hinkley, D. Hogg, D. King, E. Ligon, T. Lockhart, R. Nilsson, I. Parry, L. Pueyo, E. Rice, J. Roberts, L. Roberts, M. Shao, A. Sivaramakrishnan, R. Soummer, G. Vasisht, F. Vescelus, K. Wallace, C. Zhai & N. Zimmerman
The Astrophysical Journal, 768, 24, 2013.


Keck AO Science

Record-breaking Northern Storms on Uranus in 2014
I. de Pater, L. A. Sromovsky, P. M. Fry, H. B. Hammel & C. Baranec
in submission to Icarus.


Conference Proceedings

PULSE: The Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
C. Baranec, R. Dekany, R. Burruss, B. Bowler, M. van Dam, R. Riddle, C. Shelton, T. Truong, J. Roberts, J. Milburn & J. Tesch
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems IV, eds. E. Marchetti, J.-P. Veran & L. Close, 9148, 2014.

Second generation Robo-AO instruments and systems
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. M. Law, M. Chun, J. Lu, M. Connelley, D. Hall, D. Atkinson & S. Jacobson
ibid.

Twelve-thousand laser-AO observations: first results from the Robo-AO large surveys
N. M. Law, C. Baranec & R. Riddle
ibid.

KAPAO First Light: the design, construction and operation of a low-cost natural guide star adaptive optics system
S. Severson, P. Choi, K. Badham, D. Bolger, D Contreras, B. Gilbreth, C. Guerrero, E. Littleton, J. Long, L. McGonigle, W. Morrison, F. Ortega, A. Rudy, J. Wong, E. Spjut, C. Baranec & R. Riddle
ibid.

'imaka: a path-finder ground-layer adaptive optics system for the University of Hawaii 2.2-meter telescope on Maunakea
M. Chun, O. Lai, D. Toomey, J. Lu, C. Baranec, S. Thibault, D. Brousseau, H. Zhang, Y. Hayano & S. Oya
ibid.

Extremely high-resolution ground-layer optical turbulence profiles at Maunakea
M. Chun, O. Lai, T. Butterly, S. Goebel, D. Toomey & C. Baranec
ibid.

The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system
R. Riddle, K. Hogstrom, A. Papadopoulos, C. Baranec & N. M. Law
Proc. SPIE Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, eds. G. Chiozzi & N. Radziwill, 9152, 2014.

Observatory Deployment and Characterization of SAPHIRA HgCdTe APD Arrays
D. Atkinson, D. Hall, C. Baranec, I. Baker, S. Jacobson & R. Riddle
Proc. SPIE High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, eds. A. Holland & J. Beletic, 9154, 2014.

Robo-AO: Initial results from the first autonomous laser guide star adaptive optics instrument
R. Riddle, C. Baranec, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, S. Punnadi & R. Smith
Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso, 43, 190-199, 2014.

Debris Disk Science with the Palomar ExAO System: First Results
M. Wahl, S. Metchev, R. Patel, E. Serabyn, D. Mawet, R. Dekany, J. Roberts, R. Burruss, A Bouchez, T. Truong, C. Baranec, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Angione, T. Trinh, J. Zolkower, C. Shelton, D. Palmer, J. Henning, E. Croner, M. Troy, D. McKenna & J. Tesch
Proc. IAU, 8, 72-73, 2014.

PULSE: Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
C. Baranec, R. Dekany, M. van Dam & R. Burruss
Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, 2013.

Rise of the machines: first year operations of the Robo-AO visible-light laser-adaptive optics instrument
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, S. Punnadi & R. Smith
ibid.

Robotic visible-light laser adaptive optics
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni & S. Punnadi
AO4ELT3, 13321, 2013.

PULSE: Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
R. Dekany, C. Baranec, M. van Dam & R. Burruss
AO4ELT3, 13275, 2013.

First exoplanet and disk results with the PALM-3000 adaptive optics system
R. Dekany, R. Burruss, C. Shelton, B. Oppenheimer, G. Vasisht, S. Metchev, J. Roberts, J. Tesch, T. Truong, J. Milburn, D. Hale, C. Baranec, S. Hildebrandt, M. Wahl, C. Beichman, L. Hillenbrand, R. Patel, S. Hinkley, E. Cady & I. Parry
AO4ELT3, 13289, 2013.

Electric field conjugation with the project 1640 coronagraph
E. Cady, C. Baranec, C. Beichman, D. Brenner, R. Burruss, J. Crepp, R. Dekany, D. Hale, L. Hillenbrand, S. Hinkley, D. King, T. Lockhart, B. Oppenheimer, I. Parry, L. Pueyo, E. Rice, L. Roberts, J. Roberts, M. Shao, A. Sivaramakrishnan, R. Soummer, T. Truong, G. Vasisht, F. Vescelus, K. Wallace, C. Zhai & N. Zimmerman
Proc. SPIE Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI, ed. S. Shaklan, 8864, 2013.

KAPAO: a MEMS-based natural guide star adaptive optics system
S. Severson, P. Choi, D. Contreras, B. Gilbreth, E. Littleton, L. McGonigle, W. Morrison, A. Rudy, J. Wong, A. Xue, E. Spjut, C. Baranec & R. Riddle
Proc. SPIE MEMS Adaptive Optics VII, eds. S. Olivier, T. Bifano & J. Kubby, 8617, 2013.

Robo-AO: autonomous and replicable laser-adaptive-optics and science system
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. N. Ramaprakash, N. Law, S. Tendulkar, S. Kulkarni, R. Dekany, K. Bui, J. Davis, M. Burse, H. Das, S. Hildebrandt & R. Smith
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems III, eds. B. Ellerbroek, E. Marchetti & J-P. Véran, 8447, 2012.

The Robo-AO software: autonomous operation of a laser guide star adaptive optics system
R. Riddle, M. Burse, S. Tendulkar, C. Baranec, A. N. Ramaprakash, N. Law, R. Dekany, A. Rudy, M. Sitt, A. Arya & A. Papadopoulos
ibid.

Results from the PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system
J. Roberts, R. Dekany, R. Burruss, C. Baranec, A. Bouchez, E. Croner, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Henning, D. Palmer, M. Troy, T. Truong & J. Zolkower
ibid.

Robo-AO: An Autonomous Laser Adaptive Optics and Science System
C. Baranec, R. Riddle, A. N. Ramaprakash, N. Law, S. Tendulkar, S. Kulkarni, R. Dekany, K. Bui, J. Davis, J. Zolkower, J. Fucik, M. Burse, H. Das, P. Chordia, M. Kasliwal, E. Ofek, T. Morton & J. Johnson
OSA Conference on Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, ed. J. Christou & D. Miller, Toronto, 2011.

Status of the PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system
A. Bouchez, R. Dekany, J. Roberts, J. Angione, C. Baranec, K. Bui, R. Burruss, E. Croner, S. Guiwits, D. Hale, J. Henning, D. Palmer, J. C. Shelton, M. Troy, T. Truong, J. K. Wallace & J. Zolkower
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems II, eds. B. Ellerbroek, M. Hart, N. Hubin & P. Wizinowich, 7736-61, 2010.

Status of the PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system
A. Bouchez, R. Dekany, J. Angione, C. Baranec, K. Bui, R. Burruss, J. Crepp, E. Croner, J. Cromer, S. Guiwits, D. Hale. J. Henning, D. Palmer, J. Roberts, M. Troy, T. Truong & J. Zolkower
Proc. SPIE Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications IV, eds. R. Tyson & M. Hart, 7439B, 2009.

Wide-field astronomical image compensation with multiple laser-guided adaptive optics
M. Hart, M. Milton, C. Baranec, T. Stalcup, K. Powell, E. Bendek, D. McCarthy & C. Kulesa
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems, eds. S. Rogers, D. P. Casasent, J. J. Dolne, T. J. Karr & V. L. Gamiz, 7468, 2009.

Wide-field image compensation with multiple laser guide stars
M. Hart, M. Milton, K. Powell, C. Baranec, T. Stalcup, E. Bendek, D. McCarthy & C. Kulesa
Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, 2009.

High-order wavefront sensing system for PALM-3000
C. Baranec
Proc. SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems, eds. N. Hubin, C. Max & P. Wizinowich, 7015, 2008.

The PALM-3000 high-order adaptive optics system for Palomar Observatory
A. Bouchez, R. Dekany, J. Angione, C. Baranec, M. Britton, K. Bui, R. Burruss, J. Cromer, S. Guiwits, J. Henning, J. Hickey, D. McKenna, A. Moore, J. Roberts, T. Trinh, R. Tripathi, M. Troy, Tuan N. Truong & V. Velur
ibid.

Commissioning the MMT ground-layer and laser tomography adaptive optics systems
M. Milton, M. Hart, C. Baranec, T. Stalcup, V. Vaitheeswaran, D. McCarthy & R. Angel
ibid.

Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics with Multiple Laser Guide Stars
M. Hart, N. M. Milton, C. Baranec, T. Stalcup, K. Powell & K. Hege
Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, 2008.

Astronomical imaging using ground-layer adaptive optics
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder, V. Vaitheeswaran, D. McCarthy & R. Angel
Proc. SPIE Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications III, eds. R. Tyson & M. Lloyd-Hart, 6691, 2007.

Loki: a ground-layer adaptive optics high-resolution near-infrared survey camera
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart & M. Meyer
ibid.

Real-time atmospheric turbulence profile estimation using modal covariance measurements from multiple guide stars
M. Milton, M. Lloyd-Hart, J. Bernier & C. Baranec
ibid.

Closed-loop results from the MMT's multi-laser guide star adaptive optics system
M. Lloyd-Hart, C. Baranec, N. M. Milton & T. Stalcup
Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, ed. S. Ryan, Wailea, E66-E74, 2007.

Adaptive optics using multiple guide stars
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder & R. Angel
Symposium on Seeing, Kona, 2007.

Tomographic reconstruction of stellar wavefronts from multiple laser guide stars (Presentation)
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder & R. Angel
Proc. SPIE Advancements in Adaptive Optics II, ed. B. Ellerbroek & D. Bonaccini, 6272, 2006.

Scientific goals for the MMT's multi-laser-guided adaptive optics
M. Lloyd-Hart, T. Stalcup, C. Baranec, M. Milton, M. Rademacher, M. Snyder, M. Meyer & D Eisenstein
ibid.

Tomographic reconstruction of stellar wavefronts from multiple laser guide stars
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder & R. Angel
MMTO Science Symposium, Tucson, 2006.

Ground layer wavefront reconstruction using dynamically refocused Rayleigh laser beacons (Presentation)
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder, N. Putnam & R. Angel
OSA Conference on Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods, ed. B. Ellerbroek, Charlotte, 2005.

Development of multi-laser guide star adaptive optics for extremely large telescopes
M. Lloyd-Hart, R. Angel, C. Baranec, T. Stalcup, M. Milton, M. Snyder & N. Putnam
ibid.

Tests at the MMT of Multi-Laser Guide Star Wavefront Sensing for Advanced Adaptive Optics
M. Lloyd-Hart, C. Baranec, N. M. Milton, T. Stalcup, M. Snyder, N. Putnam & R. Angel
Proc. AMOS Technologies Conference, 2005.

Progress towards tomographic wavefront reconstruction using dynamically refocused Rayleigh laser beacons (Poster) - Best Student Poster Paper Award.
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, M. Milton, T. Stalcup, J. Georges, M. Snyder, N. Putnam & R. Angel
Proc. SPIE Advancements in Adaptive Optics, ed. D. Bonaccini, B. Ellerbroek & R. Ragazzoni, 5490, 1129-1137, 2004.

Field tests of wavefront sensing with multiple Rayleigh laser guide stars and dynamic refocus
T. Stalcup, J. Georges, M. Snyder, C. Baranec, N. Putnam, M. Milton, R. Angel & M. Lloyd-Hart
ibid, 1021-1032.

Sky demonstration of potential for ground layer adaptive optics correction (Poster)
C. Baranec, M. Lloyd-Hart, J. Codona & M. Milton
Proc. SPIE Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications, ed. Robert K. Tyson & M. Lloyd-Hart, 5169, 341-348, 2003.

White Papers

Upgrade to Keck’s interface with US Strategic Command regarding use of lasers
C. Baranec & R. Riddle
W. M. Keck Observatory White Papers, 2014.

Deployment of low-cost replicable laser adaptive optics on 1-3 meter class telescopes
C. Baranec, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, N. Law, E. Ofek, M. Kasliwal & V. Velur
Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, 2009.

Planets Around M-dwarfs - Astrometric Detection and Orbit Characterization
N. Law, S. Kulkarni, R. Dekany & C. Baranec
ibid.


Dissertation

Astronomical adaptive optics using multiple laser guide stars (Presentation)
C. Baranec
University of Arizona, 2007.


Articles

Astronomical instrumentation: Atmospheric blurring has a new enemy
Brent Ellerbroek
Nature 512, 144–145, 14 August 2014.

Laser-Wielding Robot Probes Exoplanet Systems
Nā Kilo Hōkū, 51, 2014.

Baranec Named Sloan Research Fellow
Nā Kilo Hōkū, 50, 2014.

New Faculty: Christoph Baranec
Nā Kilo Hōkū, 48, 2013.

Seeing Stars with Robots
Marcus Woo
Engineering & Science, LXXV, Winter 2012.

Seeing Deep Into Space
American Institute of Physics/Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science
Ivanhoe Newswire, December 2011.

Eyes on the sky
Greg Blackman
Electro Optics, October 2011.

For a true picture
R. Ramachandran
Frontline, October 2011.

Multiple laser guide star adaptive optics
C. Baranec
SPIE newsroom, 2009.

New vistas in Adaptive Optics
R. Tyson, A. Bouchez & C. Baranec
SPIE newsroom video, 2009.

Patents

Compact Laser Projection Systems and Methods
Baranec, C. & Riddle, R.
US Patent application serial #13/842,996, filed March 15th, 2013. Patent pending.

Robotic Adaptive Optics and Laser Systems and Methods for Correcting Atmospheric Distortion
Baranec, C. & Riddle, R.
US Patent application #13/842,441, filed March 15th, 2013. Patent pending.

Systems and Methods for Modularized Control of Robotic Adaptive Optics and Laser Systems
Riddle, R. & Baranec, C.
US Patent application #13/843,265, filed March 15th, 2013. Patent pending.

Laser Beam Guidance Systems and Methods
Riddle, R. & Baranec, C.
US Patent application #13/843,112, filed March 15th, 2013. Patent pending.