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Robert R. Alfano

OSA Fellow Robert R. Alfano is Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York. He received his Ph.D. in physics from New York University and worked at GTE Research Labs (Verizon).

He has pioneered many applications of photonics technology to the study of biological, a and condensed matter systems using optical spectroscopy and optical imaging. He discovered and used the supercontinuum and novel tunable Cr doped solid state lasers.  

He has been recognized by OSA for his achievements. In 2008, he received the Charles Hard Townes Medal “for contributions to the discovery and investigation of supercontiuum generation and the development of tetravalent chromium-based tunable solid state lasers.” More recently, he received the Michael s. Feld Biophotonics Award “for leadership and pioneering contributions in the field of biophotonics, comprising the diverse use of label-free native fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, and optical imaging for cancer detection in tissues and cells.”

Multimedia

FiO/LS 2013 - Laser Science XXIX Highlights

14 August 2013

Peter Delfyett, Laser Science Co-chair gives a brief overview of the exciting activities occurring at this year’s Laser Science meeting. Highlights include Plenary Award Speaker Robert R. Alfano, the Laser Science symposium and more.

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Document Created: 2 Jan 2020
Last Updated: 2 Jan 2020