In this thesis, we explore the use of recently developed photonic technologies, such as low loss micro-optical circuitry in glass, and evaluate their possible impact on astronomical instrumentation with the aim of creating, testing, and demonstrating an integrated photonic spectrograph (IPS).
Table of Contents1. Introduction -- 2. Overview of astronomical spectrographs -- 3. Photonic spectrographs -- 4. Laboratory characterisation of arrayed waveguide grating spectrographs -- 5. First astronomical results using the integrated photonic spectrograph -- 6. Optimisation of arrayed waveguide grating designs for enhanced astronomical performance -- 7. Conclusions and future work.
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Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
Year of Award2014
Principal SupervisorJon Lawrence
Additional Supervisor 1Nemanja Jovanovic
Additional Supervisor 2Michael J. Withford
RightsCopyright Nick Cvetojevic 2014.
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Extent1 online resource (xviii, 193 pages colour illustrations)