Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance

Theodoros Anagnos, Robert J. Harris, Mark K. Corrigan, Andrew P. Reeves, Matthew J. Townson, David Guillaume MacLachlan, Robert R. Thomson, Tim J. Morris, Christian Schwab, Andreas Quirrenbach

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Abstract

One of the most useful techniques in astronomical instrumentation is image slicing. It enables a spectrograph to have a more compact angular slit, whilst retaining throughput and increasing resolving power. Astrophotonic components like the photonic lanterns and photonic reformatters can be used to replace bulk optics used so far. This study investigates the performance of such devices using end-to-end simulations to approximate realistic on-sky conditions. It investigates existing components, tries to optimize their performance and aims to understand better how best to design instruments to maximize their performance. This work complements the recent work in the field and provides an estimation for the performance of the new components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III
EditorsRamon Navarro, Roland Geyl
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510619661
ISBN (Print)9781510619654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10706
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

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Photonics
sky
Spectrographs
Optical resolving power
Optics
Astronomical Instrumentation
Throughput
photonics
slicing
Slicing
Spectrograph
retaining
complement
spectrographs
slits
Complement
Maximise
Optimise
optics
Simulation

Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Astrophotonics
  • Image slicing
  • Instrumentation
  • Photonic lantern
  • Simulations
  • Spectrographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Anagnos, T., Harris, R. J., Corrigan, M. K., Reeves, A. P., Townson, M. J., MacLachlan, D. G., ... Quirrenbach, A. (2018). Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance. In R. Navarro, & R. Geyl (Eds.), Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III [107062H] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10706). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312017
Anagnos, Theodoros ; Harris, Robert J. ; Corrigan, Mark K. ; Reeves, Andrew P. ; Townson, Matthew J. ; MacLachlan, David Guillaume ; Thomson, Robert R. ; Morris, Tim J. ; Schwab, Christian ; Quirrenbach, Andreas. / Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance. Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. editor / Ramon Navarro ; Roland Geyl. SPIE, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance. / Anagnos, Theodoros; Harris, Robert J.; Corrigan, Mark K.; Reeves, Andrew P.; Townson, Matthew J.; MacLachlan, David Guillaume; Thomson, Robert R.; Morris, Tim J.; Schwab, Christian; Quirrenbach, Andreas.

Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. ed. / Ramon Navarro; Roland Geyl. SPIE, 2018. 107062H (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10706).

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Anagnos T, Harris RJ, Corrigan MK, Reeves AP, Townson MJ, MacLachlan DG et al. Optimizing astrophotonic spatial reformatters using simulated on-sky performance. In Navarro R, Geyl R, editors, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III. SPIE. 2018. 107062H. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312017