Federico Pirzio

Role: Associate Professor

Federico Pirzio is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pavia. He is a member of the research staff of the Industrial Photonics group (formerly Laser Source Laboratory) since 2003 and he is responsible for the Laboratory since 2016. His research topics are the design and numerical modeling of diode pumped solid state lasers sources, fiber lasers and customized laser systems in every functioning regime (continuous wave, nanosecond and sub-nanosecond Q-Switching regime and picosecond and femtosecond mode-locked regime), design of nonlinear frequency conversion stages based on both harmonic generation, parametric down conversion and stimulated Raman scattering, characterization of new laser materials and saturable absorbers for ultrafast lasers. Federico Pirzio is co-author of about 70 papers on peer-reviewed international journals, more than 50 communications at international conferences (3 invited presentations) and is co-author of 2 chapters in books. He serves as Associate Editor for OSA Applied Optics and as referee for the principal peer-reviewd journals in the field of optics and laser physics.
• DPSSL and FL technology • ultrafast laser technology • nonlinear optics applications to laser sources • new nonlinear and laser materials • numerical modelling of laser sources

• L. M. Molteni et al. “Few-optical-cycle pulse generation based on a nonlinear fiber compressor pumped by a low-energy Yb:CALGO ultrafast laser,” Opt. Express (2020): 13714-13720;

• F. Pirzio et al. “Ultrafast solid-state oscillators based on broadband, multisite Yb-doped crystals,” Opt. Express 24, (2016): 11782-11792;
• F. Pirzio et al. “Sub-50-fs widely tunable Yb:CaYAlO4 laser pumped by 400-mW single-mode fiber-coupled laser diode,” Opt. Express 23, (2015): 9790-9795;
• F. Pirzio et al. “65-fs Yb:CaF2 laser mode-locked by semiconductor saturable absorber mirror,” JOSA B 32 (2015): 2321-2325;
• A. Agnesi et al. “Multi-wavelength diode-pumped Nd:LGGG picosecond laser,” Appl, Phys. B 99, (2010): 135-140

Federico Pirzio è attualmente responsabile dei seguenti insegnamenti:
• Fisica (Modulo A, Ing. Civile ed Ambientale)
• Fisica Generale (Ing. Edile Architettura)

• Quantum Electronics (Master Degree in Electronic Engineering)