Photonic devices offer many potential benefits for astronomy. Here we describe the results from a laboratory characterisation and designs for an on-telescope technology demonstrator using arrayed-waveguide grating devices for multiplexed astronomical spectroscopy.
(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
J. Lawrence, C. Betters, J. Bland-Hawthorn, N. Cvetojovic, S. Ellis, R. Haynes, A. Horton, N. Jovanovic, S. Leon-Saval, and G. Robertson, "Development of an Array-Waveguide Grating Astronomical Spectrograph," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FTuU4.
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