Dr. Giancarlo C. Righini
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Track Chair | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
integrated optics , microresonators , optical glasses
Profile Summary

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.
Publications (176)

Proceedings Article | 25 May 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12142, 121420A (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2620624
KEYWORDS: Optical microcavities, Ytterbium, Luminescence, Nanocrystals, Silica, Multilayers, Reflection, Reflectors, Sol-gels

Proceedings Article | 25 May 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12142, 1214206 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2621281
KEYWORDS: Glasses, Photonic crystals, Multilayers, Hybrid fiber optics, Transmittance, Optical properties, Scanning electron microscopy, Sputter deposition

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11682, 116820Q (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2577860
KEYWORDS: Photonics, Tissue optics, Standards development, Sol-gels, Radio optics, Photonic devices, Glasses, Sputter deposition, Sensors, RF communications

Proceedings Article | 6 April 2020 Presentation
Stefano Pelli, István Bányász, Edit Szilágyi, Istvan Rajta, Gyula U. L. Nagy, Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Simone Berneschi, Vladimir Havránek, Vaclav Vosecek, Norbert Nagy, Zoltan Szabó, Miklos Veres, Adolfo Speghini, Giancarlo Righini
Proceedings Volume 11357, 113570X (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2555707

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Paper
Proceedings Volume 11357, 1135705 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551472
KEYWORDS: Planar waveguides, Polymethylmethacrylate, Silica, Photonics, Glasses, Multilayers, Silicon, Sputter deposition, Erbium, Ions