Astrophotonics (AP)
Dr. Ettore Pedretti
Senior scientist
+49 331 7499-659
+49 331 7499-436


I have been involved in the development of instrumentation for Astronomy and biomedical science with particular emphasis on detectors, control electronics, real-time embedded systems, signal processing, modelling of optical system and data analysis. My current interests lie into the development of novel beam combiners for long-baseline stellar interferometry. 

Research Interests

Astrophotonics, medical imaging, arctic instrumentation, stellar imaging, astronomical instrumentation, optical interferometry.

1. E. Pedretti, A. Labeyrie, L. Arnold, N. Thureau, O. Lardiere, A. Boccaletti, P. Riaud, “First images on the sky from a hyper telescope” Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series 147, 285-290 (2000).

2. J.D. Monnier, M. Zhao, E. Pedretti, N. Thureau, M. Ireland, P. Muirhead, J.-P. Berger, R. Millan-Gabet, G. Van Belle, T. ten Brummelaar, H. McAlister, S. Ridgway, N. Turner, L. Sturmann, L. J. Sturmann, D. Berger "Imaging the Surface of Altair" Science 317, 342 (2007).

3. E. Pedretti, J. D. Monnier, S. Lacour, W. A. Traub, W. C. Danchi, P. G. Tuthill, N. D. Thureau, R. Millan-Gabet, J.-P. Berger, M. G. Lacasse, P. A. Schuller, F. P. Schloerb, N. P. Carleton, “Detection of non-radial pulsation and faint companion in the symbiotic star CH Cyg”  Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 397, 325-334 (2009).

4. M. Zhao, J. D. Monnier, E. Pedretti, N. Thureau, A. Mérand, T. ten Brummelaar, H. McAlister, S. T. Ridgway, N. Turner, J. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, P. J. Goldfinger, C. Farrington, “Imaging and Modeling Rapidly Rotating Stars: ? Cephei and ? Ophiuchi” The Astrophysical Journal 701, 209-224 (2009).

5. B. Kloppenborg, R. Stencel, J. D. Monnier, G. Schaefer, M. Zhao, F. Baron, H. McAlister, T. ten Brummelaar, X. Che, C. Farrington, E. Pedretti, P. J. Sallave-Goldfinger, J. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, N. Thureau, N. Turner, S. M. Carroll "Infrared images of the transiting disk in the ? Aurigae system" Nature 464, 870-872 (2010).