Omid Kokabee

Omid Kokabee Experimental Laser Physicist

– Omid’s testimonial on “Entrepreneurship in Photonics 2010” appears in the 2011 version’s flyer (here, p.8 )
– Entrepreneurial Education and Funding Sources in Central Texas workshop on Nov 17, 2010 (here)
– UT Venture Exposition by Texas Venture labs to be held on Nov 19, 2010 in UT (here)
– Omid is selected for TVL practicum program by McCombs Business School for Spring 2011
– Deadline to submit a contribution to CLEO 2011 is Dec 2, 2010 (here)


2010- Now Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA
Study of Laser-plasma interaction for the generation of energetic particles
2007- Now Photonics, The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain
Development of ultrafast, high-power, highly efficient and tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators
2007-2009 Photonics, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Development of GHz repetition-rate femtosecond Optical Parametric Oscillators
2000-2005 Applied Physics and Mechanics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Fluid dynamics on heat exchangers
   Studying industrial and medical applications of energetic particles generated in laser-plasma interaction.

Work Experiences
2007-2010 The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain
Laboratory Research Assistant in Ultrafast Optics Lab
    Full design, construction and development of Lasers and Optical Parametric Oscillators
2006-2007 Research Institute of Petroleum Ind. (RIPI) at National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC), Iran
    Laboratory Research Assistant in Gas Spectroscopy Lab
Feasibility study of applications of lasers and UV sources to enhance catalysts in petroleum industry
Zener Electronics Co, Iran
    Research Assistant in Electro-Optics Department
   Design and testing electro-optical devices for lab and industrial applications
2003-2005 Sanate Choube Shomal, Iran
   Sales officer in Sales Department in international transactions section

Research Interests
Development of Tunable Lasers for Medical and Industrial Applications
Ultrafast Optical Parametric Oscillators and Amplifiers
Laser-Plasma Interaction for Particle Acceleration
Medical Applications of High Energy Particles
Other Majors Interests
Entrepreneurship and Technlogy-based Start-ups
New Languages

7. Efficient, high-power, ytterbium-fiber-laser-pumped picosecond optical parametric oscillator 

O. Kokabee, A. Esteban Martin, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Optics Letters, 35(19):3210-3212 (2010) (link)

6. Optimum output coupling in optical oscillators using antiresonant ring interferometer

A. Esteban-Martin, O. Kokabee and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Optics Letters, 35(16):2786-2788 (2010) (link)

5. Femtosecond nonlinear frequency conversion based on BiB3O6 (Review paper)

V. Petrov, M. Ghotbi, O. Kokabee et al.
Laser & Photonics Reviews, 4(1):53-98 (2010) (link)

4. Extended-cavity, tunable, GHz-rep-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped at 76 MHz

O. Kokabee, A. Esteban Martin, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Optics Express, 17(18):15635-15640 (2009) (link)

3. High-harmonic-repetition-rate, 1-GHz femtosecond OPO pumped by a 76-MHz Ti:sapphire laser

A. Esteban-Martin, O. Kokabee, K. Moutzouris, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Optics Letters, 34(4):428-430 (2009) (link)

2. Efficient, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond optical parametric oscillator tunable in the red

A. Esteban-Martin, O. Kokabee and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh
Optics Letters, 33(22):2650-2652 (2008) (link)

1. Evaluation of transmutation of 137Cs(γ,n)136Cs using ultra-intense lasers

R. Sadighi-bonabi and O. Kokabee
Chinese Physics Letters, 23(6):1434-1436 (2006) (link)


Conference Contributions

16. Variable output coupler for absolute power optimization of an optical oscillator

IONS North America II, Tucson, Arizona, USA, Sep 2010 (Oral)

15. High Power, Highly-Efficient, Fiber-Laser Pumped Optical Parametric Oscillator

ICFO-OSA seminars, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, June 2010 (Oral)

14. High-Power, Fiber-Laser-Pumped Psec Optical Parametric Oscillator for the Near- to Mid-IR

CLEO-2010, San Jose, USA, May 2010 (Oral)

13. Efficient, High-Power, 16-GHz, PS Optical Parametric Oscillator Pumped by an 81-MHz Fiber Laser

CLEO-2010, San Jose, USA, May 2010 (Oral)

12. Performance and limitations of quasi-phase matching semiconductor waveguides with picosecond pulses

Photonics North, Niagara Falls, Canada, June 2010

11. Fiber-Laser-Pumped High-Power, High-Rep-Rate, Ultrafast Opt. Parametric Oscillators in near-mid-IR

IONS7 Conference Spring Meeting, National Univ. Ireland, Galway, Ireland, March 2010 (oral)

10. Ultra-high-repetition-rate wavelength-tunable ultrashort pulse sources

Autumn meeting, Condolider SAUUL, Bilbao, Spain, 16-17 November 2009 (oral)

9. Multi-GHz-Repetition-Rate High-Power Wavelength-Tunable Fsec & Psec Sources in the Near-IR

Workshop on Sources of Super-intense Ultrashort Lasers, Porto, Portugal, Oct 2009 (Oral)

8. Extended-cavity GHz-repetition-rate femtosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped at 76 MHz

CLEO/Europe-EQEC, Munich, Germany, June 2009 (Oral)

7. 1-GHz femtosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 76-MHz Ti:sapphire Laser

CLEO-2009, Baltimore, USA, June 2009 (Oral)

6. Internally frequency-doubled PPLN femtosecond optical parametric oscillator tunable in the visible

CLEO-2009, Baltimore, USA, June 2009 (Oral)

5. Repetition-Rate-Tunable Multi-GHz Femtosecond Optical Parametric Oscillator

NATO Advanced Study Institute, Ottawa, Canada, December 2008

4. Tunable, High-Repetition-Rate, Femtosecond Optical Parametric Oscillator in the Visible

IEEE Photonics Global, Singapore, 8-11 December 2008

3. Near Infrared Optical parametric Oscillators

Optics and Photonics Conference, Kashan, Iran, August 2008 (Oral)

2. Nonlinear Ultrafast Optical Source for the Visible and Near-Infrared

Nolineal 2008 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 16-19 June 2008 (Oral)

1. Ultra-intense Laser, a new tool for PET radionuclide production

10th Iranian annual meeting of nuclear medicine, Tehran, Iran, December 2006
Workshops and summer schools
8. Workshop on “Endeavors of Petawatt Lasers”, June 2010, Salamanca, Spain
7. Workshop on Sources of Super-intense and Ultrashort Laser Pulses, Oct 2009, Porto, Portugal
6. NATO Advanced Study Institute 2008 on Lasers and their applications, Dec 2008, Ottawa, Canada
5. School on “Physics with Ultra-High Fields” by ELI &LMU, Oct 2008, Frauenwörth, Munich, Germany
4. Summer school on “Lasers in 21st century”, July 2008, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
3. Workshop on “Second order nonlinear optical interactions” by Prof. Saltiel, 2009, Barcelona, Spain
2. Workshop on “New physics by intense lasers” by Prof. Luis Roso, 2008, UAB Barcelona, Spain
1. Workshopon “Time-resolved nonlinear spectroscopy” by Prof. Buckup, 2008, UPC Barcelona, Spain
Business and Personal Competence
Intensive course on “Entrepreneurship in Photonics”, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2010, Belgium

The two-week long course was in three modules including: introduction to business economics, business aspects of photonics and starting a technology venture

Intensive course on “From Science to Business”, ESADE Business School, 2010, Barcelona, Spain

By one of the most famous business schools in Europe it included: introduction to strategy, marketing for scientific entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial process, entrepreneurial finance, team management and legal aspects for the new ventures

Extensive course on “Business in Photonics”, Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC),2008, Spain

Course given by one of Barcelona’s venture capitalists and cooperation of several entrepreneurs in teaching it included: evaluating business ideas, analyzing the market and industry, crafting a business model, market analysis and marketing plan, pitching a venture capitalist and venture finance

Certificate on “Introduction to Patent Engineering & Management”, Herrero & Asso.,2009, Spain
Certificate on “Effective Scientific Writing” from Principae,2009, Belgium
Certificate on “Effective Oral Presentations” from Principae,2009, Belgium

OSA – Optical Society of America since 2007
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2007
SPIE – Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers since 2007
APS – American Physical Society since 2010
Current Teaching
Teaching Assistant of Quantum Mechanics II by Prof. Greg Sitz