Diffraction, Interferometry, Moiré Technique, and Singular Optics

Group Leader

 

Saifollah Rasouli is an Associate Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS). He is fascinated by optics both theoretical and experimental aspects - specifically diffraction and Fourier optics, interferometry and moiré technique, nondiffracting beams and singular optics, and thermal lensing. He has also worked on a number of interdisciplinary topics such as fluid dynamics, atmospheric turbulence, meteorology, landslide detection, seismometry, large-scale structures vibration detections, and so on. He has published about 55 papers in highly regarded journals and more than 100 papers in conference proceedings. Dr. Rasouli received the 2009 ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award. He is a Senior Member of SPIE. Up to the end of 2015, he was a Regular Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.  He is currently a Senior Associate Member of the Abdus Salam ICTP. He has taken over a number of responsibilities at the IASBS including Social and Cultural Deputy, Acting Deputy Chancellor for Administration and Finance, and Head of Student Affairs.

 

 

Education

 

  •   Ph. D. in Physics (Optics) 2003-2007, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran.
  •   M. Sc in Physics (Optics) 1995-1997, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran.
  •   B. Sc in Applied Physics (Condensed Matter) 1990-1994, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

 

 

 

Positions held

 

  •  February 2012 - till now, Associate Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran.
  •   March 2009 - February 2012, Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran.
  •   April 2007 - March 2009, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) Zanjan, Iran

 

 

 

Awards

 

 

 

My Research Interest

 

  •   Diffraction

  •   Fourier optics

  •   Interferometry

  •   Singular optics

  •   Moiré Techniques

  •   Nondiffracting beams

  •   Theoretical and experimental physical Optics

  •   Vision and illusory motions

  •   Atmospheric Turbulence

  •   Thermal lensing studies

  •   Wave-front Sensing

  •   Vibration Analysis

  •   Optical Metrology

  •   3D displays

 

 

 

Research Highlights

 

  •   Based on aesthetics of the presented “optical carpet patterns” in Phys. Rev. A 97, 033844 (2018) a figure of the paper is selected for “Kaleidoscopes for March 2018”.
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  •   A news entitled “Generating a new class of beams using diffraction from radial gratings” is released  by the Physical Society of Iran (PSI).
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  •   A figure of JOSA A 34 (12), 2145-2156 (2017) is selected by the journal editor to appear as the “current issue webpage figure”.  
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  •   Iranian wins 2009 Gallieno Denardo prize, The 2009 Gallieno Denardo prize winner has characterized atmospheric turbulence using Moiré techniques.
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  •   ICO/ICTP Gallieno Denardo Award Winner 2009

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  •   A newspaper entitled “Moiré technique improves the measurement of atmospheric turbulence parameters” is published by the SPIE newsroom.
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Membership

 

  •   PSI,          The Physical Society of Iran (PSI)
  •   OPSI,       The Optics and Photonics Society of Iran (OPSI)
  •   SPIE,       The International Society for Optical Engineering - SPIE (Senior member)
  •   OSA,        The Optical Society of America (OSA)

 

 

Responsibilities & Other Activities

 

  •    Local Organizer of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015)  activities at IASBS
  •   Member of Recruitment Committee, Department of Physics, IASBS, from July 2014.
  •   Social and Cultural Deputy of Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), from June 2012 to February 2014.
  •   Acting Deputy Chancellor for Administration and Finance, IASBS, January–February 2013.
  •   Head of Student Affairs of Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), from October 2010 to June 2012.
  •   Collaboration in developing and extending the Research Optics Laboratories of IASBS
  •   Collaboration in establishing the General Optics Laboratory of IASBS
  •   Member of committee for Iranian National Standards ISIRI 6100 and ISIRI 7086
  •   Teaching at the University of Zanjan and at the Zanjan Payame - Noor University