Angel Costela received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 1980 for studies on fundamental processes in the photochemical iodine laser. He has been a visiting scientist at the Clarendon Laboratory of The University of Oxford, where he carried out research on frequency up-conversion by resonantly enhanced sum-frequency mixing in metallic vapors. He holds currently the position of Professor of Research at Instituto Rocasolano, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain. He has published over 165 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to over 8 collective books co-authoring chapters on advanced electronic and photonic materials, lasers, and medical applications of lasers. His current research interests include the study and development of solid state dye lasers, laser ablation of materials, nonlinear optics, and nanostructured materials for advanced biophotonic and laser applications. Professor Costela is a Fellow of The Optical Society of America.
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and C. Gomez, Medical applications of organic dye lasers, in Tunable Laser Applications, 3rd Ed., F. J. Duarte, Ed. (CRC, New York, 2016) Chapter 8.
L. Cerdán, J. Braborec, I. Garcia-Moreno, A. Costela, M. G. S. Londesborough, A borane laser, Nature Commun. 6, 5958 (2015).
L. Cerdán, E. Enciso, V. Martín, J. Bañuelos, I. López Arbeloa, A. Costela, and I. García-Moreno, FRET assisted laser emission in colloidal suspensions of dye-doped latex nanoparticles, Nature Photon. 6, 621 (2012).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, L. Cerdan, V. Martín, O. García, and R. Sastre, Dye-doped POSS solutions: random nanomaterials for laser emission, Adv. Mat. 21, 1-4 (2009).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, D. del Agua, O. García, and R. Sastre, Solid-state dye-lasers: new materials based on silicon, Opt. J.1, 1-6 (2007).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, O. García, D. del Agua, R. Sastre, Structural influence of the inorganic network in the laser performance of dye-doped hybrid materials, Appl. Phys. B 80, 749-755 (2005).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, D. del Agua, O. García, and R. Sastre,
Silicon-containing organic matrices as hosts for highly photostable
solid-state dye lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2160-2162 (2004).
F. J. Duarte and A. Costela, Dye lasers, in Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, B. D. Guenther, Ed. (Elsevier, New York, 2004) pp. 400-414.
I. García-Moreno, A. Costela, L. Campo, R. Sastre, F. Amat-Guerri, M.
Liras, F. López Arbeloa, J. Bañuelos Prieto, and I. López Arbeloa,
8-phenyl-substituted dipyrromethene BF2 complexes as highly efficient
and photostable laser dyes, J. Phys. Chem. A. 108, 3315-3323 (2004).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, C. Gómez, O. García, L. Garrido, and R.
Sastre, Highly efficient and stable doped hybrid organic-inorganic
materials for solid-state dye lasers, Chem. Phys. Lett. 387, 496-501
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and R. Sastre, Polymeric solid-state dye
lasers: recent developments, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 4745-4763
K. M. Abedin, M. Alvarez, A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, O. García, R. Sastre, D.W. Coutts, and C.E. Webb, 10 kHz repetition rate solid-state dye laser pumped by diode-pumped solid-state laser, Opt. Commun. 218, 359-363 (2003).
A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, R. Sastre, D.W. Coutts, and C.E. Webb,
High repetition rate polymeric solid-state dye lasers pumped by a
copper-vapor laser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 452-454 (2001).