- Awards and Distinctions
November 28, 2022 | Julie Robert
Update : November 28, 2022
INRS professor recognized for pioneering contributions to photonics.
Professor Luca Razzari at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre was recently elected by the Board of Directors of Optica (formerly OSA, the professional society advancing optics and photonics worldwide) to the 2023 Optica Fellows class. He is awarded this prestigious distinction based on his pioneering contributions to nonlinear photonics, nanophotonics, and terahertz science.
Professor Razzari is one of the 109 members from 24 countries elected to the Society’s 2023 Fellow Class. He is the only Québec academic and one of three Canadian researchers in this year’s group of Optica Fellows.
“It is a great honour for me to be part of the 2023 Optica Fellows class. I highly value this recognition since most of my key mentors have previously been elected Fellows of this Society, including my Ph.D. supervisor, Vittorio Degiorgio, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pavia in Italy, an inspiring scientist and educator who passed away in 2021.”— Luca Razzari
Scientific leader of the IR and THz Photonics Laboratory, he is known for his work on creating novel tools for photonic applications. His achievements span from the development of on-chip multiple-wavelength sources to more fundamental studies regarding terahertz radiation, including investigations on ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy and strong radiation-nanomatter coupling at these frequencies.
One of his recent works on the exploitation of gas-filled hollow-core fibres for ultrafast nonlinear optics is listed in the special issue Optics in 2022 of Optics & Photonics News highlighting exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year.
Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. Optica Fellows are selected based on several factors, including outstanding contributions to business, education, research, engineering, and service to Optica and our community.
Professor Razzari has served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics through distinguished contributions to research, education, and society.
New Fellows will be honored at Optica conferences and events throughout 2023.
Congratulations Professor Razzari!
For more, visit the Optica website
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