Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated multimode-to-single-modes waveguide transition for astrophotonics

R R Thomson, Timothy A Birks, S G Leon-Saval, A K Kar, J Bland-Hawthorn

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Abstract

Astrophotonics is the application of photonic principles to astronomical instrumentation, in order to reduce cost, size, weight and complexity while increasing performance. In astrophotonics the photonic lantern (PL) [1-4] is a remarkable photonic device which efficiently couples light between a multimode (MM) optical fibre and a set of degenerate single modes (SMs) which are guided by the cores of either individual SM fibres [1-3] or a multicore optical fibre [4]. If the SMs produced by the PL are arranged into a linear array [5], the PL facilitates the efficient collection of light from a telescope using a MM fibre and the low-loss reformatting of this light into a near diffraction limited input (in one axis) for a spectrometer [6].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0532-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

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ConferenceEuropean Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2011 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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Thomson, R. R., Birks, T. A., Leon-Saval, S. G., Kar, A. K., & Bland-Hawthorn, J. (2011). Ultrafast laser inscription of an integrated multimode-to-single-modes waveguide transition for astrophotonics. In Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference [5943676] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943676