ZHIGANG CHEN

OSA Fellow, APS Fellow

Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Phone: (415) 338 - 3876, Fax: (415) 338 - 2178
zhigang@sfsu.edu

Biography:

Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in 1995. After two years of postdoctoral work, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Research Staff Member at Princeton University before joining the faculty at San Francisco State University in 1998. He has edited a book and published 8 invited book chapters, along with over 300 scientific papers in top-rated refereed journals and conference proceedings, including Science, Science Advances, Nature Materials, Nature Communications , and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and an Editor for Optics Letters, Scientific Reports, and Science Bulletin .

Research Interest:

Nonlinear Optics and Photonics, Optical Trapping and Manipulation, BioPhotonics, Soft Condensed Matter, Photonic Materials, Spatial Solitons and Waveguides.
Currently, there are several projects carried on in our Optics Research Lab .

Selected Publications:

M. Mitchell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 490, 1996.
Z. Chen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2948, 1997.
Z. Chen et al., Science, 280, 889, 1998.
D.N. Christodoulides et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5113, 1998.
T.H. Coskun et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2374, 2000.
Z. Chen et al., the Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA , 99, 5223, 2002.
H. Martin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 123902, 2004.
D. Neshev et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 123903, 2004.
Z. Chen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143902, 2004.
J. Yang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 113902, 2005.
X. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083904, 2006.
I. Makasyuk et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 233903, 2006.
X. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 123907, 2007.
C. Lou et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 213903, 2007.
X. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 243901, 2007.

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Teaching:

Phys 240: General Physics III

Homework and solutions

Phys 321: Modern Physics Lab

Phys 480: Modern Optics

Phys 715: Lasers & Quantum Optics