We discuss the modifications necessary to make a commercially-available telecommunications-grade arrayed waveguide grating more favourable for the field of astronomy. The parameters that are discussed include the free-spectral-range, resolution and diffraction order of the device.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
N. Cvetojevic, N. Jovanovic, J. Lawrence, J. Bland-Hawthorn, and R. Haynes, "Arrayed Waveguide Gratings for Astronomical Applications," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JThA46.
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