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The advent of astrophotonics and its impact for next generation instruments

Lucas Labadie
Max-Planck Institute fuer Astronomie Heidelberg

Abstract
One of the future milestones in the field of star and planet formation is to  perform   spectro-imaging at high angular resolution of the planets forming  regions around stars.  Interferometric aperture synthesis is a good candidate to reach this objective, awaiting for  future ELTs or space-based interferometers for Earth-like planets search and  characterization. However, increased instrumental performances is at the cost of  increased complexity. Thus, new instrumental solutions have to be brought in. Solutions from the field of  photonics are able to help in increasing instrumental performances, reducing at  the same time its complexity. In the scientific context of star and planet  formation, I will present the advances that can be expected from the field of  astrophotonics, the achieved results and possible perspectives.

2008 November 07, 14:30

IA/U.Porto
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