Astrophotonics: astronomy and modern optics

  title={Astrophotonics: astronomy and modern optics},
  author={Stefano Minardi and R. J. Harris and Lucas Labadie},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
Much of the progress in astronomy has been driven by instrumental developments, from the first telescopes to fiber fed spectrographs. In this review, we describe the field of astrophotonics, a combination of photonics and astronomical instrumentation that is gaining importance in the development of current and future instrumentation. We begin with the science cases that have been identified as possibly benefiting from astrophotonic devices. We then discuss devices, methods and developments in… Expand

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