Application of multicore optical fibers in astronomy

Nemanja Jovanovic, Olivier Guyon, Hajime Kawahara, Takayuki Kotani

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Multicore fibers are gaining growing attention in astronomy. The two main attributes which make them attractive for astronomy are that they reduce the distance between cores and hence have a superior fill factor to other approaches and they offer the possibility to transport light in many channels with the overhead of only having to handle a single fiber. These properties are being exploited to realize miniature integral field units that can transport light from different regions in a focal plane to a spectrograph for example. Here we offer an overview of several applications where multicore fibers are now being considered and applied to astronomical observations to enhance scientific yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2017
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580231
StatePublished - 2017
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2017Mar 23 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F40-OFC 2017
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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