Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

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

– Aadhi A, Samanta GK, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘Controlled switching of orbital angular momentum in an optical parametric oscillator’, Optica, 4, 3, 349 – 355.

– Wei J, Chaitanya Kumar S, Ye H, Devi K, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘Nanosecond difference-frequency generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide’, Optics Letters, 42, 11, 2193 – 2196.

– Devi K & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘Room-temperature, rapidly tunable, green-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator’, Optics Letters, 42, 13, 2635 – 2638.

– Chaitanya Kumar S, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘High-repetition-rate, deep-infrared, picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP2‘, Optics Letters, 42, 18, 3606 – 3609.

– Ye H, Chaitanya Kumar S, Wei J, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘Optical parametric generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide’, Optics Letters, 42, 18, 3694 – 3697.

– Casals JC, Parsa S, Chaitanya Kumar S, Devi K, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2017, ‘Picosecond difference-frequency-generation in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide‘, Opt. Express, 25, 16, 19595-19602.

Selected research activities

Invited Talk, CLEO/Europe-EQEC, Munich (Germany).

Invited Talk, Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference, Nagoya (Japan).

Invited Talk, The 24th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, Tokyo (Japan).

Invited Talk, Symposium on Mid-Infrared Light Sources and Applications, Tampere (Finland).

Short Course, CLEO/Europe-EQEC, Munich (Germany).

Associate Editor, Optica, Optical Society of America (USA).

Technical Program Committee, CLEO (USA).

Technical Program Committe, SPIE Photonics West (USA).

PhD Student, ICO/ICTP Galileo Denardo Award 2017 (Italy).