Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated multimode-to-single-modes waveguide transition for astrophotonics
Thomson, R. R., Birks, T. A., Leon-Saval, S. G., Kar, A. K. and Bland-Hawthorn, J., 2011. Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated multimode-to-single-modes waveguide transition for astrophotonics. In: Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.
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Astrophotonics is the application of photonic principles to astronomical instrumentation, in order to reduce cost, size, weight and complexity while increasing performance. In astrophotonics the photonic lantern (PL) [1-4] is a remarkable photonic device which efficiently couples light between a multimode (MM) optical fibre and a set of degenerate single modes (SMs) which are guided by the cores of either individual SM fibres [1-3] or a multicore optical fibre . If the SMs produced by the PL are arranged into a linear array , the PL facilitates the efficient collection of light from a telescope using a MM fibre and the low-loss reformatting of this light into a near diffraction limited input (in one axis) for a spectrometer .
|Item Type||Book Sections|
|Creators||Thomson, R. R., Birks, T. A., Leon-Saval, S. G., Kar, A. K. and Bland-Hawthorn, J.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Research Centres||Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials|
|Additional Information||2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011. 22-26 May 2011. Munich, Germany.|
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