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Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh

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 during 199-2001 and joined ICFO as ICREA Professor in 2003. He has >600 publications, including 210 journal papers, 110 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, and on advisory board and expert evaluation panel of various scientific councils including ERC Advanced Grants (2014-2020). He is director and chief scientist of Radiantis, a Fellow of OSA and SPIE, recipient of two Royal Society Merit Awards (UK: 1995, 1999), Innova Prize (Spain: 2004), Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize (Germany: 2010), and OSA David Richardson Medal (USA: 2021).

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. Today, Radiantis is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art frequency conversion technology in the world, and a certified supplier to one of the major laser companies in the world.

Selected publications

– Sukeert; Kumar, S. Chaitanya; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. 2021, ‘High-Power, Continuous-Wave, Fiber-Pumped Difference-Frequency-Generation at 2.26 um’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 33, 12, 627-630.

– Sharma, Varun; Kumar, S. Chaitanya; Samanta, G. K.; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. 2021, ‘Tunable vortex beam generation using an optical parametric oscillator with an antiresonant-ring interferometer’, Optics Letters 46, 13, 3235-3238.

– Wei, Junxiong; Kumar, S. Chaitanya; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. 2021, ‘Broadly tunable, intracavity injection-seeded, hybrid optical parametric oscillator’, Optics Letters, 46, 18, 4502-4505.

– Kumar, S. Chaitanya; Sukeert; Ebrahim-Zadeh, M. 2021, ‘High-power continuous-wave mid-infrared difference-frequency generation in he presence of thermal effects’, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38, 8, B14-B20.

Ebrahim-Zadeh, Majid; Helmy, Amr S.; Leo, Giuseppe; Schunemann, Peter G. 2021 ‘Mid-infrared coherent sources and applications’, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 38, 8, MIC1.

Selected research activities

Editorial Duties:

Associate Editor, Optica, USA

Guest Editor, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, USA

Invited Talks at Major International Conferences:

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

Frontiers in Optics and Photonics (FOP21), 44th Anuual Symposium of the Optical Society of India, New Delhi, India (Plenary)

Other Activites:

– Selection Committee, IEEE Laser Instrumetnation Award, IEEE Photonics Soceity, USA

– Steering Committee, International Advnaced Fiber Lasers Conference (AFL 2021), China

– International Advisory Committee, Frontiers in Optics and Photonics (FOP21), India


OSA David Richardson Medal, USA


ICREA Memoir 2021