Righini, Giancarlo C.

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Dr. Giancarlo C. Righini

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Area of Expertise: integrated optics, microresonators, optical glasses
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Physicist, he started his research career in optics during his thesis work on laser intensity fluctuations in an atmospheric path. His main interests have concerned optical holography, geodesic optics, optical glasses, gratings, integrated optics and optical microresonators, with applications in optical communications, light sources and solar cells. His career was mostly in the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, where his duties included being director of the National Group on Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics (GNEQP) and director of the National Department of Materials and Devices (DMD). He was also director of the Enrico Fermi Historical Museum of Physics and Study & Research Center (Centro Fermi). He is now associate (emeritus research director) at IFAC CNR in Florence and associate (emeritus director) at Centro Fermi in Rome.
He is Fellow of European Optical Society (EOS), Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), OSA, SPIE, and Meritorious Member of the Italian Physical Society (SIF). He published over 500 papers in international journals, including over 180 SPIE publications.
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