Development of integrated mode reformatting components for diffraction-limited spectroscopy

David Guillaume MacLachlan, Robert J. Harris, Debaditya Choudhury, Richard D. Simmonds, Patrick S. Salter, Martin J. Booth, Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, Robert R. Thomson

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Abstract

We present the results of our work on developing fully integrated devices (photonic dicers) for reformatting multi-mode light to a diffraction limited pseudo-slit. These devices can be used to couple a seeing limited telescope point spread function to a spectrograph operating at the diffraction limit, thus potentially enabling compact, high-resolution spectrographs that are free of modal noise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • PHOTONIC LANTERN
  • HARMONIC-GENERATION
  • LASER
  • MULTIMODE
  • MICROSCOPY
  • WRITTEN
  • LIGHT

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