Prof. Silvano Donati
Professor and Head of Dept Optoelectronics Group at Univ degli Studi di Pavia
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
self-mixing interferometry , electrooptical instrumentation , integrated photonic devices , gyroscopes , high-level laser diode dynamics and chaos
Profile Summary

Silvano Donati (M’75, SM’98, F’03, LF’09) earned his doctorate in Physics (Laurea in Fisica) cum laude from University of Milan, Italy, 1966, and has been Chair professor of University of Pavia from 1980 to 2014. Presently, he is just been appointed Emeritus Professor at University of Pavia, and continues his Visiting Professorship at Universities in Taiwan. He has authored or co-authored 300+ papers, has an Hirsch factor of 30 and holds a dozen international patents. He has introduced self-mixing interferometry and chaos-shift-keying cryptography, the topics covered in his Distinguished Lecture talk given in 21 LEOS (now IPS) Chapters in 2007/08 and 2008/09. Has authored two books, ‘Photodetectors’ (Prentice Hall, 1999) and ‘Electro-Optical Instrumentation’ (Prentice Hall, 2004). He was the founder (1996) and first Chairman (1997-01) of the Italian LEOS Chapter, LEOS VP Region 8 Membership (2002-04) and LEOS BoG (2004-06), and Chairman of the IEEE Italy Section (2008-09). He acted as Guest Editor of Special Issues, on Fiber Optics and Passive Components (JSTQE Sept.1999), on Laser Interferometry (J. Optics A 1998 and 2002, Optical Engineering 2001), and Feature Issues of IEEE Journal Quantum Electronics, Sept. 2002, Optical Chaos and Cryptography, and Photodetectors (Aug. 2004). He has been a member of the OSA Intl. Board Advisor Committee (209-11) and a member of the IEEE Fellow Judge Board (2011-13). He has been Visiting Professor at Universities of Taiwan: NTU, Taipei, 2005, Sun Yat Sen, Kaohsiung (2007, 2008, 2010), NCKU, Tainan 2012, NCHU, Taichung (2013 -14), NTUT Taipei, 2015. He is Life Fellow of the IEEE, and OSA Emeritus Fellow.
Publications (24)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 11, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 10150, Second International Seminar on Photonics, Optics, and Its Applications (ISPhOA 2016)
KEYWORDS: Metrology, Switching, Modulation, Speckle, Interferometers, Interferometry, Photodiodes, Semiconductor lasers, Signal detection, Amplitude modulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 17, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7098, Eighth International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications
KEYWORDS: Optical amplifiers, Modulation, Interferometry, Semiconductor lasers, Head, Vibrometry, Feedback loops, Stereolithography, Prototyping, Channel projecting optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 5, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7022, Advanced Laser Technologies 2007
KEYWORDS: Laser sources, Mirrors, Optical amplifiers, Modulation, Interferometers, Interferometry, Photodiodes, Semiconductor lasers, Laser resonators, Signal detection

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 8, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 6997, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics III
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Fabry–Perot interferometers, Modulation, Laser development, Phase shift keying, Fiber lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Phase measurement, Laser optics, Network security

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 14, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Interferometry, Quantum cascade lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Laser damage threshold, Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, Phase measurement, Laser optics, Stereolithography, Laser sintering

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | April 14, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6184, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics II
KEYWORDS: Semiconductors, Mirrors, Waveguides, Scattering, Cladding, Output couplers, Quantum efficiency, Semiconductor lasers, Solids

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Conference Committee Involvement (16)
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX
23 January 2012 | San Francisco, California, United States
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIX
24 January 2011 | San Francisco, California, United States
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVIII
25 January 2010 | San Francisco, California, United States
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVII
26 January 2009 | San Jose, California, United States
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XVI
21 January 2008 | San Jose, California, United States
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