Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)

Engineering Sciences

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his PhD from St Andrews University, UK, in 1989. He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1993 to 2001, and appointed ICREA Professor in 2003. He has over 500 publications, including 170 journal papers, 80 invited talks, 18 invited journal papers, major book chapters and reviews, and has edited 2 books. He has served as advisory and topical editor of Optics Letters, guest editor of J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, associate editor of IEEE Photonics Journal, associate editor of Optica, on the Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (USA), International Council on Quantum Electronics, Steering Committee of CLEO (USA), and on advisory board of several funding agenceis and scientific councils. He is the founder, president and chief scientist of Radiantis, a Fellow of OSA and SPIE, recipient of the Royal Society Merit Award (1995, 1999), Innova Prize for commercial enterprise (2004) and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).

Research interests

His research is focused on the development of new technologies for the generation and manipulation of coherent light in new spectral and temporal domains, which are inaccessible to conventional lasers. The main goal is the exploitation of nonlinear optics, in particular optical parametric processes, to produce laser radiation with unique spectral and temporal flexibility, and applications of this technology to biomedicine, frequency synthesis, spectroscopy, optical microscopy and imaging. Another important focus of his research is commercial enterprise and technology transfer to the industrial sector, where he has successfully transformed research results from his laboratory at ICFO into cutting-edge photonic products through the creation of a spin-off company, Radiantis, in Barcelona, in 2005. The company is now a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art frequency conversion systems and instrumentation, and a certified supplier to major suppliers of laser technology in the world.

Selected publications

– Chaitanya Kumar S, Parsa S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Fiber-laser-based, green-pumped, picosecond optical parametric oscillator using fanout grating PPKTP’, Opt. Lett. 41, 52-55.

– Badarla VR, Chaitanya Kumar S, Esteban-Martin A, Devi K, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Ti:sapphire-pumped deep-infrared femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP2‘, Opt. Lett. 41, 1708-1711.

– Devi K, Parsa S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Continuous-wave, single-pass, single-frequency second-harmonic-generation at 266 nm based on birefringent-multicrystal scheme’, Opt. Express, 24, 8763-8775.

– Chaitanya NA, Chaitanya Kumar S, Devi K, Samanta GK & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Ultrafast optical vortex beam generation in the ultraviolet’, Opt. Lett. 41, 2715-2718.

– Chaitanya Kumar S, Esteban-Martin A, Santana A, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Pump-tuned deep-infrared femtosecond optical parametric oscillator across 6-7 µm based on CdSiP2‘, Opt. Lett. 41, 3355-3358.

– Chaitanya NA, Chaitanya Kumar S, Aadhi A, Samanta GK & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Ultrafast Airy beam optical parametric oscillator’, Scientific Reports 6, 30701, 1-6.

– Devi K, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Fiber-laser-based, high-repetition-rate, picosecond ultraviolet source tunable across 329-348 nm’, Opt. Lett. 41, 4799-4802.

– Chaitanya Kumar S, Schunemann PG, Zawilski KT & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Advances in ultrafast optical parametric sources for the mid-infrared based on CdSiP2‘, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 33, D44-D56.

– Chaitanya NA, Aadhi A, Chaitanya Kumar S, Jabir MV, Samanta GK & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, ‘Frequency-doubling of femtosecond pulses in thick nonlinear crystals with different temporal and spatial walk-off parameters’, IEEE Photon. J. 8, 1-13.

– Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2016, “Yb-fiber-based, high-average-power, high-repetition-rate, picosecond source at 2.1 µm’, Laser & Photon. Rev. 10, 970-977.

Selected research activities

Associate Editor: Optica, Optical Society of America & IEEE Photonics Journal (USA).

Guest Editor:  J. Optical Society of America B (USA).

Conference Chair:  Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (USA).

Committee Chair: Solid-State Lasers, 7th Europhoton Conference (Austria).

Member, Technical Programme Committee of two international conferences: SPIE Photonics West (USA), SPIE Europe (Belgium).

Traveling Lecturer, Optical Society of America (USA).

Plenary Talk, SCOP-2016 Conference (India).

Public Lecture, SCOP-2016 Conference (India).

Invited Talk, Mid-Tech Summer School (Germany).