Giancarlo C. Righini
A few pictures
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Scientist associated to Centro Fermi (emeritus director of the research) (Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi) (since March 2016)
Scientist associated to IFAC CNR (emeritus research director) Istituto di
Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" (since
The Fermi Centre (Museo
Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico
Fermi") is a national research institution monitored by
the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
Giancarlo Righini is Fellow
of OSA (Optical Society of America),
(International Society for Optical Engineering), EOS (European Optical
Society) and of SIOF
(Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica). He is Meritorious Member of SIF (Società
Italiana di Fisica).
Research director at CNR Nello Carrara
Institute of Applied Physics (1991 - April 2006; March 2009 - August 2010)
Director of CNR Department of Materials and Devices (May 2006 - March 2009)
Head of IFAC Optoelectronics and Photonics Department (1999 - 2005)
Director of CNR National Group of Quantum Electronics & Plasma
Contract professor of Optical Technologies at the School of Specialization in Optics and of Optoelectronic Devices and Integrated Optics at the Electronic Engineering Department, Università di Firenze (in the period 1995 to 2010).
at national level
President of the Italian Committee for
Promotion of Optical Sciences and Technologies
at international level
Chair of Technical Committee TC-20 (Glasses for Optoelectronics) of the International Commission on Glass
Honorary Chair of the International Workshop
"Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and
Devices" (held every other year)
Currently he is member of the Editorial Board of the following journals: Optoelectronics Letters, Photonics Letters of Poland, International Journal of Optics, Micromachines.
He is editor of the SIOF series "Quaderni di Ottica"
He has been referee for
many international journals (Electronic Letters, Applied
Co-editor of the book Introduction
to Optoelectronic Sensors (World Scientific, 2009).
Co-editor of the book Glassy Materials Based Microdevices (MDPI Books, 2019) - open acces, the full book can be downloaded -
EXTREME ENERGY EVENTS
(EEE) - A project of the Enrico Fermi Center
Characterization of Rare Earth doped glasses for
This research is performed in collaboration with Trento and Milano Sections of IFN CNR (Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie), the Scientific and Technological Department of Verona University, the UAM University at Itzapalapa (CDMX), and CINVESTAV (CDMX).
Spherical microresonators based on the propagation of
Whispering Gallery Modes for microlasers and
Collaborations exist with the Trento Section of IFN CNR and ENSSAT in Lannion, France.
of periodic structures and gratings in optical fibers
Collaborations exist with the Trento Section of IFN CNR, the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics in Budapest, Hungary, and INAOE in Puebla, Mexico.
projects concern the following topics:
* generation and applications of supercontinuum light sources
* study of flexible waveguides for the THz band
* development of instruments for the characterization of optical waveguides and devices;
* study and development of devices in lithium niobate;
* development of sensors for environmental and biomedical applications.
More informations are available at the web page of the MICRODEVICES FOR PHOTONICS LABORATORY of IFAC CNR
number of publications > 600
Number of publications (2000-2018) > 300
Number of citations > 4000
h-index: 36 (Clarivate Web of Science; 1 agosto 2018)
Giancarlo C. Righini studied at the University of Firenze and received the "laurea" (dr. degree) in Physics in 1967. In 1968 he was awarded the title of chartered teacher of mathematics and physics.
After having been research fellow at
the Institute of Physics of the University of Firenze from
1968 to 1971 and having served in Technical Corps of the Army,
since 1972 he is in the staff of the Research Institute on
Electromagnetic Waves (IROE), now "Nello Carrara"
Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), of the National
Research Council of Italy (CNR).
In 1988 he was appointed to the position of Senior Researcher, and since 1991 he is one of CNR Research Directors.
He was member of IROE Scientific Committee in the years 1973 to 1981; from 1983 to 1996 he was Director of the National Group on Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics (GNEQP-CNR).
From 2006 to 2009 he has been Director of the CNR Department of Materials and Devices.
From 2012 he is Director of the Research at Enrico Fermi Centre.
In 2010 he retired and he now maintains a position of associate scientist at both IFAC CNR (Firenze) and Enrico Femi Center (Roma)
At IFAC he headed the research group
at MDF Lab (Photonic Materials and Devices). His recent
research interests concern microresonators, grating
structures, integrated optics, glasses for optoelectronics,
nonlinear optics. Experimental activities carried out in the
laboratory include fabrication of waveguides and components in
glass by ion exchange, thin-film deposition and etching, and
optical characterization of thin films by guided-wave
He has published over 600 papers (many of them also on holography and optical signal processing), and is co-author of 7 international Patents. He has presented many invited papers at international Conferences. He has authored (or co-authored) various chapters in books on optoelectronics and guided-wave optics (both in Italian and in English).
He has been chairman or co-chairman of many National and International Conferences, and has edited several Proceedings Volumes.
Prof. Righini has regularly taught
monographical courses at different Universities in Italy. From
1994 to 2004 he was contract Professor of Optical Technologies
at the Specialization School in Optics of the University of
Firenze, and regularly lectures at the Engineering Faculty,
Università di Firenze. For many years he also was
in the Academic Staff of the Advanced Course in Optical
Technologies at AILUN in Sardinia. From 2005 to 2012 he was
contract professor of Optoelectronics at the Sciences Faculty,
Università di Florence.
He has been supervisor of many thesis works of graduate and PhD students in Physics and Electronic Engineering, at the Università di Firenze, as well as member of the Jury in several PhD defenses in France and Spain.
He has been responsible of several bilateral
cooperation Projects (with Czech Republic, France, Great
Britain, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, and United States) in the
area of guided-wave optics. He has been involved in two ESPRIT
Projects and one ACTS Project of the European Commission, as
well as in many National Projects funded by CNR or by the
Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
A few pictures
8th International Workshop on
PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IN RARE EARTHS (PRE'19):
PHOTONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES
September 2019, Nice, France
Centro Fermi address: Museo storico della fisica e centro studi e ricerche Enrico Fermi
Piazza del Viminale 1, 00184 Roma
IFAC address: Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara"
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