Scott Diddams is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and an Adjoint Professor at the University of Colorado. He carries out experimental research in the fields of precision spectroscopy and metrology, nonlinear optics, microwave photonics and ultrafast lasers. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of New Mexico in 1996. From 1996 through 2000, he did postdoctroral work at JILA, NIST and the University of Colorado. Since 2000, Diddams has been a staff physicist at NIST. Present research focuses on the development of optical frequency combs and their use in optical clocks, tests of fundamental physics, novel spectroscopy in the visible and mid-infrared, and ultralow noise frequency synthesis. In recent years, special attention has been given to infrared frequency comb sources as well as high repetition rate laser-based and microresonator frequency combs, which are being explored for applications in clocks, frequency and waveform synthesis, and astronomy.
Selected publications are below and a full list can be found here.
IEEE Rabi Award (2017)
Jacob Rabinow Award for Innovation (2014)
Moore Distinguished Scholar in Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech (2012-13)
Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement (2011)
Arthur S. Flemming Award (2010)
Fellow of Optical Society of America (2009)
Fellow of American Physical Society (2009)
European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) Young Scientist Award (2007)
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2003).
Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement (2001).
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2000).