Professor Qiwen Zhan

02/14/2014

 

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Welcome to the homepage of Prof. Qiwen Zhan!

Dr. Qiwen Zhan is a professor in the Electro-Optics Program (EOP) and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) of the University of Dayton. He runs a vigorous research program and mentors graduate and undergraduate students on various research projects. Prof. Zhan teaches courses in both EOP and ECE. On this website, you will find information about his research and teaching programs.

News from Prof. Zhan's group:

  1. November 2013, a new book edited by Prof. Zhan, "Vectorial Optical Fields: Fundamentals and Applications" is now published. Please check out the World Scientific's website and receive 25% promotional discount by quoting "WSSPPK25" upon checking out.

  2. October 2013, Prof. Zhan is elected OSA Fellow "for seminal contributions to the development of new optical polarization engineering techniques for controlling light-matter interactions on the nanometer scale" at the OSA's Board of Directors meeting on October 8th.

  3. October 2013, our work on plasmonic beam steering is featured in SPIE Newsroom .

  4. October 2013, our latest publication "Potential energy profile of colloidal nanoparticles in optical confinement" is now published in Optics Letters. This is a collaborative work with Prof. Daniel Ou-yang's group at Lehigh University funded by NSF MRI program.

  5. August 2013, Prof. Zhan delivered two invited talks ("Beaming and steering of photons with spin and orbital angular momentum using spiral plasmonic antenna", and "Tailoring optical complex fields with nanostructured metallic thin film") at the SPIE Optics+Photonics conference held in San Diego. Shiyi Wang from Prof. Zhan's group also gave an oral presentation on "Modified bow-tie antenna with strong broadband field enhancement for RF photonic applications" at the same conference.

  6. August 2013, our paper "Vectorial optical field generator for the creation of arbitrarily complex fields" is now publisehed in Optics Express.

  7. August 2013, our collaborative work with Prof. Xifeng Ren's group at USTC "Detecting orbital angular momentum through division-of-amplitude interference with a circular plasmonic lens" is now published in Scientific Reports, an online open access journal by Nature Publishing Group.

  8. August 2013, hear Prof. Zhan talks about the "Hot Topics in Optical Design, Fabrication and Instrumentation" that highlights some of the key topics to be covered by the Frontier in Optics (FiO) Conference 2013 on YouTube.

  9. July 2013, our work "Demonstration of beam steering via dipole-coupled plasmonic spiral antenna" is now published in Scientific Reports, an online open access journal by Nature Publishing Group.

  10. July 2013, Wen Cheng successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "Optical vortex beams: generation, propagation and applications". Congratulations!

  11. June 2013, our work "Compact flattop laser beam shaper using vectorial vortex" is now published in Applied Optics.

  12. June 2013, Wei Han successfully defended his doctoral dissertation "Engineering of complex optical fields and its applications". Congratulations!

  13. May 2013, collaborative work with Prof. Hai Ming and Prof. Jigang Hu "Improving deep subwavelength imaging through terminal interface design of metallo-dielectric multilayered stacks" is published in the Journal of Nanophotonics.

  14. April 2013, Mr. Zhijun Yang is awarded the Graduate Student Summer Fellowship. Congratulations to Zhijun!

  15. January 2013, Prof. Zhan is elected Fellow of SPIE for his achievements in "Space Variant Polarization Engineering".

  16. January 2013, "Transverse mode switchable fiber laser through wavelength tuning," co-authored by Prof. Lixin Xu's group and Prof. Zhan is accepted by Optics Letters.

  17. Novemebr 2012, our paper "Hybrid spiral plasmonic lens: towards an efficient miniature circular polarization analyzer" is now published in Optics Express.

  18. October 2012, our paper "Encoding photonic angular momentum information onto surface plasmon polaritons with plasmonic lens" in colaboration with Prof. Xifeng Ren's group at USTC is now published in Optics Express.

  19. September 2012, hear Prof. Zhan talks about the "Hot Topics in Optical Design, Fabrication and Instrumentation" that highlights some of the key topics to be covered by the Frontier in Optics (FiO) Conference 2012 on YouTube.

  20. Septemebr 2012, Prof. Zhan is invited to serve as the Chair for the Polarization Technical Group of the OSA for a three-year term.

  21. August 2012, Prof. Zhan's latest patent on "Methods of polarization engineering and their applications" is awadred by the USPTO with patent number 8,248,599.

  22. August 2012, Prof. Zhan delivered an invited talk "Plasmonic antennas as building blocks for spin optics and quantum optics applications" at the Spintronics Conference at the SPIE Optics+Photonics Symposium held in San Diego, CA.

  23. August 2012, "Beaming circularly polarized photons from quantum dots coupled with plasmonic spiral antenna" co-authored by Guanghao Rui, Dr. Weibin Chen, Dr. Don C. Abeysinghe, Dr. Robert L. Nelson, andProf. Zhan is published in Optics Express.

  24. August 2012, "Beaming photons with spin and orbital angular momentum via a dipole-coupled plasmonic spiral antenna" co-authored by Guanghao Rui, Dr. Robert Nelson and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Express.

  25. July 2012, our paper ""Generating cylindrical vector beams with subwavelength concentric metallic gratings fabricated on optical fibers" was selected as one of the "Highlights of 2011" papers of Journal of Optics.

  26. July 2012, according to IOP, our paper "Diffraction limited focusing with controllable arbitrary three-dimensional polarization" was one of Journal of Optics top cited articles of 2010 and 2011.

  27. July 2012, Jian Gao successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Gao!

  28. June 2012, Jian Gao's paper "Polarization multiplexed fluorescence enhancer using a pixelated one-dimensional photonic band gap structure" is now published in Optics Letters. Congratulations, Jian!
  29. May 2012, Mr. Wei Han is awarded the prestigious Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship. Congratulations to wei and we are thankful for the support from the Graduate School!

  30. May 2012, Dr. Weibin Chen joins Seagate as Senior Design Engineer. Dr. Chen has been a long time invaluable member to the group. Congratulations and we wish him the best!

  31. May 2012, "Creation of uniform three-dimensional optical chain through tight focusing of space-variant polarized beams" co-authored by Prof. Jiming Wang, Dr. Weibin Chen and Prof. Zhan is published in Journal of Optics.

  32. April 2012, "Efficient miniature circular polarization analyzer design using hybrid spiral plasmonic lens," co-authored by Dr. Weibin Chen, Dr. Robert Nelson and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Letters.

  33. April 2012, Wei Han, Wen Cheng and Zhenyu Yang are awarded Graduate School Summer Fellowships. Congratulations!

  34. February 2012, "Geometrical phase and surface plasmon focusing with azimuthal polarization," co-authored by Dr. Weibin Chen, Dr. Robert Nelson and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Letters.

  35. February 2012, "Low-threshold single-wavelength all-fiber laser generating cylindrical vector beams using a few-mode fiber Bragg grating," co-authored by Prof. Lixin Xu's group and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Letters.
  36. December 2011, "Circularly polarized unidirectional emission via a coupled plasmonic spiral antenna" co-authored by Guanghao Rui, Dr. Robert Nelson and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Letters. Congratulations, Guanghao!

  37. October 2011, Prof. Zhan dilivered an invited talk "Plasmotics with Spatially Engineered Polorization" at the Special Symposium - Plasmonics in Detectors and Solar Cells of IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.

  38. October 2011, "Experimental confirmation of strong fluorescence enhancement using one-dimensional GaP/SiO2 photonic band gap structure" co-authored by Jian Gao, Andrew Sarangan and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Materials Express. Congratulations, Jian!

  39. May 2011, Mr. Zhi Wu successfully defended his doctoral dissertation work on "Design fabrication and characterization of subwavelength metallic structures." Zhi will join KLA Tencor at the Silicon Valley after graduation.Congratulations, Dr. Wu!

  40. April 2011, Prof. Zhan received the Noland Award for Distinguished Faculty Research from the UD Chapter of Sigma Xi. Sigma Xi is the Scientific Research Society with more than 60000 scientists and engineering elected members.

  41. April 2011, Focal field engineering works in Prof. Zhan's group is featured in a SPIE Newsroom Article: "Engineering focal field properties in optical microscopy." Prof. Jiming Wang and Dr. Weibin Chen are the main contributors to this work.

  42. April 2011, "Nanoantenna-assisted extraordinary optical transmission under radial polarization illumination," co-authored by Guanghao Rui, Prof. Hai Ming and Prof. Zhan is accepted for publication in Plasmonics. Congratulations, Guanghao!
  43. March 2011, "Flattop focusing with Full Poincaré Beams under low numerical aperture illumination" co-authored by Wei Han, Wen Cheng and Prof. Zhan is accepted for publication in Optics Letters. Congratulations, Wen and Wei!

  44. March 2011, "Three-dimensional focus engineering using dipole array radiation pattern" co-authored by Prof. Jiming Wang, Dr. Weibin Chen and Prof. Zhan is accepted for publications in Optics Communications.

  45. March 2011, "High efficiency plasmonic probe design for parallel near-field optics applications" co-authored by Guanghao Rui, Weibin Chen and Prof. Zhan is published in Optics Express. Congratulations, Guanghao!

  46. February 2011, Prof. Qiwen Zhan has been elected to the grade of Senior Member by IEEE.

  47. February 2011, "High-index low-loss gallium phosphide thin films fabricated by radio frequency magnetron sputtering
    Thin Solid Films," co-authored by Jian Gao, Prof. Andrew Sarangan and Prof. Zhan is accepted for publication in Thin Solid Films. Congratulations, Jian!

  48. January 2011, Dr. Weibin Chen presented his work in Prof. Zhan's group as an invited speaker at the SPIE Photonics West Conference. The title of the talk is "Design and construction of an electro-optics rf metamaterial array."

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