Sandro De Silvestri#


Sandro De Silvestri
Email:sandro.desilvestri 'at' polimi.it
Membership Number:4948
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:sdesilvestri
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://www.fisi.polimi.it



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1994 Full Professor in Physics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 1988 Associate Professor in Physics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 1984 - 1985 visiting scientist at MIT (Cambridge, USA)
  • 1977 - 1987 Researcher of the National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developments of picosecond lasers and applications to photo-physics and to photo-chemistry
  • Resonator design of solid-state lasers of high brightness
  • Development of femtosecond lasers
  • Femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers in the near infrared and in the visible
  • Applications of ultrashort laser pulses to non-linear optics
  • Applications of ultrashort laser pulses to study of ultrafast processes in polymers and quantum confined systems
  • Pulse compression of high-energy femtosecond pulses by non-linear techniques
  • Coherent vibrational dynamics in organic molecules
  • High-order harmonic generation for production of coherent radiation in the XUV
  • Attosecond science

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America
  • Fellow of the European Physical Society

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