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Coupling efficiency and termination of photonic crystal fibres for astronomy
Author(s): Claire Poppett; Jeremy Allington-Smith
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) offer the possibility of new applications in astronomy with important benefits to interferometry and multiplexed spectroscopy for Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) which is subject to unfavourable scaling laws. Here we will report on a study of the optimum method of preparation and maintenance of the PCF face and the near-to-far field intensity distribution of the propagating mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70184Y (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789897
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Claire Poppett, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jeremy Allington-Smith, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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