We review the potential of Astrophotonics, a relatively young field at the interface between photonics and astronomical instrumentation, for spectro-interferometry. We review some fundamental aspects of photonic science that drove the emergence of astrophotonics, and highlight the achievements in observational astrophysics. We analyze the prospects for further technological development also considering the potential synergies with other fields of physics (e.g. non-linear optics in condensed matter physics). We also stress the central role of fiber optics in routing and transporting light, delivering complex filters, or interfacing instruments and telescopes, more specifically in the context of a growing usage of adaptive optics.
|Title of host publication||Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V|
|Editors||Fabien Malbet, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Peter G. Tuthill|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, Washington|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jun 2016 → 1 Jul 2016
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Other||Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V|
|Period||27/06/16 → 1/07/16|
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- Highresolution spectroscopy
- Integrated Optics
- Long-baseline interferometry
- Optical/Infrared Instrumentation