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 from 1993 to 2001, and appointed ICREA Professor at ICFO in 2003. He has over 600 publications, including 206 journal papers, 105 invited talks, 18 invited book chapters, reviews, invited journal papers, and edited 2 books. He has served as 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 expert evaluation panel of several scientific councils, including ERC Advanced Grants. He is the founder and chief scientist of Radiantis, Fellow of OSA and SPIE, recipient of the Royal Society Merit Award, UK (1995, 1999), Innova Prize, Spain (2004), and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).

Research interests

His research is focused on the development of new technologies for 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 oscillators (OPOs), to produce laser radiation with unique spectral and temporal flexibility from UV to deep-IR, and applications of this technology to biomedicine, optical microscopy, spectroscopy, 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 the spin-off company, Radiantis, in Barcelona, in 2005. Radiantis is now a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art OPO systems in the world, and a certified supplier to Newport/Spectra-Physics (USA).

Selected publications

– O’Donnell C F, Chaitanya Kumar S, Paoletta T & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Widely tunable femtosecond soliton generation in a fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator’, Optica 7, 426-433.

– Sharma V, Chaitanya Kumar S, Samanta G K & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Multistructured-beam optical parametric oscillator’, Opt. Express 28, 21650-21658.

– Nandy B, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Phase-locked picosecond optical parametric oscillator’, Opt. Lett. 45, 3981-3984.

– Nandy P, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Fiber-laser-pumped high-repetition-rate picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in MgO:PPLN’, Opt. Lett. 45, 6126-6129.

– Sukeert, Chaitanya Kumar S & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Green-pumped continuous-wave parametric oscillator based on fanout-grating MgO:PPLN’, Opt. Lett. 45, 6486-6489.

– Chaitanya Kumar S, Nandy B & Ebrahim-Zadeh M 2020, ‘Performance studies of high-average-power picosecond optical parametric generation and amplification in MgO:PPLN at 80 MHz’, Opt. Express 28, 39189-39202.

Selected research activities

Selected Invited Talks (International Conferences):

– Advanced Fiber Laser (AFL 2020) Conference, Changsha, China – Plenary

The 9th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, Prague, Czech Republic – Summer School

Conference Organisation:

– General Chair, Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (MICS 2020) Conference, Optical Society of America, USA

– Committee Chair, The 33rd IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2020), IEEE Photonics Society, USA

– Symposium Chair, The 33rd IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2020), IEEE Photonics Society, USA

– Committee Member, The 25th International Commission Optics (ICO-25), Dresden, Germany

– Advisory Committee, International Symposium on Optics (OSI-ISO), Optical Society of India

Other Activities:

– Associate Editor, Optica, Optical Society of America, USA

– Award Committee: C.E.K. Mees Medal, Optical Society of America, USA

– Expert Panels: ERC Advanced Grants, Lithuanian Research Council

PhD Thesis:

– Anuja Padhye

– Biplob Nandy