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 (174)

Proceedings Article | 5 March 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11682, Optical Components and Materials XVIII
KEYWORDS: Photonic devices, Radio optics, Sensors, Sputter deposition, Glasses, Photonics, Sol-gels, Tissue optics, RF communications, Standards development

Proceedings Article | 6 April 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11357, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11357, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications II
KEYWORDS: Multilayers, Polymethylmethacrylate, Silica, Sputter deposition, Glasses, Ions, Silicon, Photonics, Erbium, Planar waveguides

Proceedings Article | 3 March 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11276, Optical Components and Materials XVII
KEYWORDS: Glasses, Ultraviolet radiation, Luminescence, Ions, Erbium, Planar waveguides, Sol-gels, Nanocrystals, Photonic glasses, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 21 March 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10904, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XXI
KEYWORDS: Laser sources, Resonators, Waveguides, Sensors, Signal attenuation, Laser resonators, Nonlinear optics, Optical resonators, Fiber couplers, Signal detection

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Proceedings Volume Editor (18)

SPIE Conference Volume | 10 May 2011

SPIE Conference Volume | 12 May 2010

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 May 2009

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 May 2008

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 May 2007