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Development & implementation of the integrated photonic spectrograph for astronomy

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posted on 2022-03-29, 01:03 authored by Nick Cvetojevic
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 Contents

1. 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.


Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 181-193

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Department, Centre or School

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Jon Lawrence

Additional Supervisor 1

Nemanja Jovanovic

Additional Supervisor 2

Michael J. Withford


Copyright Nick Cvetojevic 2014. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




1 online resource (xviii, 193 pages colour illustrations)

Former Identifiers

mq:71853 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1278774