Professor Qiwen Zhan



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Dr. Qiwen Zhan is a professor in the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics (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 and Announcements:

  1. Call for papers Chinese Optical Letters Special Issue on "Complex Optical Fields"

  2. The 6th International Conference on Advances oin Optoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Optics will be held April 23-26, 2017 in Nanjing, China.

  3. The 9th International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP 2016) will be held March 21-25, 2016 in Taipei.

  4. The 606th WE-Heraeus Seminar on "Nanophotonics and complex Spatial Modes of Light" will be held January 24-29, 2016 at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany

  5. CLEO 2015 Special Symposium "Breaking limits with unconventional optical fields".

  6. March 2015, Shiyi Wang successfully defended his dissertation "Engineering electromagnetic wave properties using subwavelength antennas". He will be joining IBM as an Advisory Engineer. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

  7. March 2015, our article "Optimization-free optical focal field engineering through reversing the radiation pattern from a uniform line source" is published in Optics Express.

  8. March 2015, our article "Design and alignment strategies of 4f systems used in the vectorial optical field generator," is published in Applied Optics.

  9. January 2015, review article "Tailoring optical complex fields with nano-metallic surfaces" is published online with Nanophotonics.

  10. August 2014, our paper "Trapping of resonant metallic nanoparticles with engineered vectorial optical field " is now published online with Nanophotonics.

  11. August 2014, our paper "Highly sensitive beam steering with plasmonic antenna" is now published by Scientic Reports, an online open access journal by Nature Publishing Group.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. October 2013, "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.

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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

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

  24. 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.

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

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

  27. 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.

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