Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his PhD from St Andrews, UK, in 1989. He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1993 to 2001, and appointed ICREA Professor in 2003. He has over 580 publications, including 190 journal papers, 105 invited talks, 18 book chapters,  invited journal papers 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 Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (USA), International Council on Quantum Electronics, and on advisory board and evaluation panel of several scientific councils and funding agencies. 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, Spain (2004), and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).

Research interests

The 7th 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. Radiantis is 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

– Wei J, Kumar SC, Ye H, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Opt. Mat. Exp. 8, 555-567.

– O’Donnell CF, Kumar SC, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 24, 5, 1601409.

– O’Donnell CF, Kumar SC, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Opt. Lett. 43, 1507-1510.

– Kumar SC, Casals JC, Parsa S, Zawilski KT, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Appl. Phys. B 124, 6, 100.

– Devi K, Padhye A, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Opt. Lett. 43, 2284-2287.

– Ye H, Kumar SC, Wei J, Schunemann PG & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Opt. Lett. 43, 2454-2457.

– Sharma V, Kumar SC, Samanta GK & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2018, Opt. Lett. 43, 3606-3609.

– Nandy B, Kumar SC, Casals JC, Ye H & Ebrahim-Zaded M 2018, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35, C57-C67.

Selected research activities

Selected Invited Talks (International Conferences):

– Keynote Lecture, Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research (FLAIR), Assisi (Italy).

– Invited Talk, The 40th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Toyama (Japan).

– Invited Talk, Latin America Optics & Photonics (LAOP) Conference, Lima (Peru).

– Invited Talk, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (Photonics-2018), Delhi (India).

Conference Organisation:

– General Chair, Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applicaitons (MICS) Conference, Strasbourg (France).

– General Chair, The 8th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Barcelona (Spain).

– Topic Chair, The 31st IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Reston, Virignia (USA).

– Technical Program Committee, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco (USA).

– Steering Committee, EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference.

Editorial Activities:

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

– Guest Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America B (USA).

PhD Theses:

– Shahrzad Parsa (Excellent Cum Laude).

– Josep Canals Casals (Excellent Cum Laude).

– Junxiong Wei (Excellent Cum Laude).