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Astronomy

Speciality optical fibers for advanced astronomical instrumentation
Multimode fiber Bragg gratings enable enhancements to the sensitivity of night-sky spectral analysis, highlighting one novel functionality made possible by advancements in the field of astrophotonics.
Recording an average spectrum from 30 consecutive exposures of the τBoo star-exoplanet system enables a detailed study of this distant world, and potential characterization of other star-planet pairs.
11 August 2015
A novel deflectometry system has high dynamic range and fine spatial resolution metrology capabilities.
6 July 2015

Smart materials enable fabrication of lightweight, compact optical mirrors that can be replicated at low cost for use in large space telescopes.

12 June 2015
Controller design based on dynamic analysis proves compliant performance of highly accurate actuators for piston-tip-tilt correction of primary mirror segments for the European Extremely Large Telescope.
15 May 2015
Optical resolution lost due to the use of microlenses can be recovered by using deconvolution.
27 March 2015
 
Kathryn Flanagan: Hubble and JWST inspire the scientist in everyone

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