Dr. Gil Moretto
Scientist at Ctr de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Astronomical Instrumentations and Telescopes
Profile Summary

Dr. Moretto is a CNRS scientist with 20 years of research activities around the conception of dedicated high resolution and high dynamic range instrumentation for ground- and spaced-based astronomy. In USA – NSF/NOAO&NSO – he has proposed, designed and built: the SOAR Telescope and some of its instruments; the first-in-sky MCAO system at NSO Dunn Solar Telescope. He has proposed and designed the preliminary optical design for the ATST/NSF 4m off-axis solar telescope, its MCAO relay system and also its Fabry-Perot interferometer. He has designed the novel instrument exciting concept – the High Dynamic Range Telescope, a diluted 6x6.5m off-axis mirror design (Kuhn, Moretto, Racine and Roddier, PASP, 2001) – a concept proposed as replacement for the CFHT and also become the concept for the 25m Giant Magellan Telescope and The Colossus Telescope. In France – CNRS – he served as the project manager for the proposals: JWST/NIRSpec/IFU to ESA/Astrium; the “Wide Field Spectrograph – A Multi Object Adaptive Optics Instrument” for ESO/EELT. He also served as a lab CNRS’ Technical Director for one term. Nowadays he has pursuing the to design and to develop The Colossus Telescope and novel infrared survey off-axis telescope concept for Antarctica astronomy.
Publications (32)

Proceedings Article | 13 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10966, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Multilayers, Sensors, Electrodes, Glasses, Dielectrics, Control systems, Active optics, Electroactive polymers

Proceedings Article | 8 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10926, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Mirrors, Polishing, Glasses, Remote sensing, Optical communications, Abrasives, Optics manufacturing, Structural dynamics, Surface finishing

Proceedings Article | 1 October 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Telescopes, Stars, Gases, Organisms, Exoplanets, Earth's atmosphere, Planets, Atmospheric sensing, Atmospheric modeling

Proceedings Article | 18 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Data modeling, Image resolution, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Deformable mirrors, Linear filtering, Scintillation

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Diffraction, Telescopes, Mirrors, Speckle, Glasses, Wavefronts, Exoplanets, Space telescopes, Large telescopes

Proceedings Article | 6 July 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Telescopes, Mirrors, Image segmentation, Glasses, Adaptive optics, Planets, Surface finishing, Phased array optics, Electroactive polymers

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