Max-Planck Institute fuer Astronomie Heidelberg
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
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto