First astronomical spectra using an integrated photonic spectrograph

Nick Cvetojevic, Nemanja Jovanovic, Chris Betters, Jon Lawrence, Simon Ellis, Gordon Robertson, Michael Withford, Joss Bland-Hawthorn

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We present results from the first ever successful, on-telescope test of a miniature photonic spectrograph for astronomy, by attaining a spectrum from a stellar source. Furthermore, we successfully obtain multiple spectra simultaneously from a single device, with multiple fibre inputs, demonstrating the feasibility of using the integrated photonic spectrograph for multi-object spectroscopy for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557529176
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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Cvetojevic, N., Jovanovic, N., Betters, C., Lawrence, J., Ellis, S., Robertson, G., ... Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2011). First astronomical spectra using an integrated photonic spectrograph. In Frontiers in Optics 2011/Laser Science XXVII (pp. 1-2). [PDPA4] New York: Optical Society of America (OSA).