NAIR: Novel Astronomical Instrumentation through photonic Reformatting

Robert J. Harris*, Tarun Kumar Sharma, John J. Davenport, Philipp Hottinger, Theodoros Anagnos, Abani Shankar Nayak, Andreas Quirrenbach, Lucas Labadie, Kalaga V. Madhav, Martin M. Roth

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Abstract

The project NAIR "Novel Astronomical Instrumentation based on photonic light Reformating"is a DFG-funded collaboration to exploit the recognized potential of photonics solutions for a radically new approach to astronomical instrumentation for optical/infrared high precision spectroscopy and high angular resolution imaging. We present a project update, with the developments in our ULI waveguides and 3D printed structures for astronomical instrumentation and on sky testing results obtained at the WHT, Subaru (SCExAO) and LBT. This shows the NAIR project is helping to lead to important technological breakthroughs facilitating uniquely functionality and technical solutions for the next generation of instrumentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation IV
EditorsRamón Navarro, Roland Geyl
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
PublisherSPIE
Pages1145108-1-1145108-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636903
ISBN (Print)9781510636897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation IV 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202022 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume11451
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation IV 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/12/2022/12/20

Keywords

  • Aperture masking
  • Astrophotonics
  • Image slicing
  • Integrated optics
  • Interferometry
  • Photonic Lantern
  • Spectroscopy
  • Waveguide

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