Through strong collaboration with the Advanced Australian Observatory (AAO), the Centre aims to develop powerful instrumentation for some of the most challenging tasks in modern astronomy, like finding new planets.
We have developed ingenious integrated photonic systems for use in the next generation of large optical telescopes operating in the visible through to the mid infrared. We use photonics to replace the large, complex spectroscopic and other instrumentation behind the prime focus of the telescope with an integrated photonic chip. Research activities under the Astrophotonics banner include:
For further information please contact: Prof Mick Withford
Photo: Dr Nemanja Jovanovic & Dr Nick Cvetojevic at Subaru Telescope celebrating a successful on-sky run.