The Schawlow Prize in Laser Science recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.APS/DL honors Louis F. DiMauro for groundbreaking work in several areas of high field and ultrafast optical science, from high harmonic generation and free electron lasers to attosecond science.
Louis F. DiMauro, Ph.D., is professor of physics and the Edward and Sylvia Hagenlocker Chair at The Ohio State University (Columbus). He received his B.A. in 1975 from Hunter College, the City University of New York, and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (Storrs) in 1980 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, before arriving at AT&T Bell Laboratories near Summit, New Jersey, in 1981. He joined the staff at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, in 1988 rising to the rank of senior scientist. In 2004, he joined the faculty at OSU.
Louis was awarded the 2004 Brookhaven National Laboratory/Brookhaven Science Associates Science & Technology Prize, the 2012 OSU Distinguished Scholar Award, and the 2013 OSA Meggers Prize. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the OSA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on numerous national and international committees, government panels, served as the 2010 APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics chair and vice-chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences. His research interest is in experimental ultra-fast and strong-field physics. In 1993, Louis and his collaborators introduced the widely accepted semiclassical model in strong-field physics. His current work is focused on the generation, measurement, and application of attosecond X-ray pulses, and the study of fundamental scaling of strong field physics.