Instruments based on Astrophotonics

Astrophotonics research at the University of Sydney, in collaboration with other groups, has led to the development of a series of instruments deployed to telescopes internationally.


The PIMMS concept harnesses the photonic lantern, which enables the efficient conversion of an essentially arbitrary input (e.g. a combination of arbitrarily excited modes) to the consistent and diffraction-limited format of single-mode fibres. This essentially allows us to remap the extent of a spectrograph slit, minimising the width while conserving the effective étendue.


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