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Guang-Ming "Derek" Tao

CREOL Alum: Guang-Ming "Derek" Tao

Education
2014 PhD in Optics, advisor: Ayman Abouraddy
2012 MS in Optics, advisor: Ayman Abouraddy
2009 M. S. in Optics at Fudan University
2006 B. S. in Optoelectronics at Shandong University

Employment
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist , University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
2015 - 2017: Senior Research Scientist, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
2014 - 2015: Research Scientist, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
2009 - 2014: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
Current Position: ,
 
Awards & Honors
2013 OSA 2013 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalist
2013 First place prize in Graduate Student Poster Contest on PACRIM 10 & GOMD 2013
2013 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
 
Websites
Google Scholar
 
Biography

Dr. Tao received his B. Eng. (2006), M.Sc. (2009), and Ph.D. (2014) in optics/optoelectronic from Shandong University, Fudan University, and the University of Central Florida, respectively. He was a visiting scholar at Chinese Academy of Science (2007-2008), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012), and Centre national de la recherche scientifique (2017). He has been awarded several scholarships/honors from Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Extraordinary Potential Prize winner of Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2013) and “1000 Young Talents” Award (2017). He has years of research experience in optical sciences and engineering in academia, industry, and government institutes with expertise in the areas of infrared material, infrared fiber, in-fiber nano-fabrication, and advanced functional fibers and textiles. He has also been the organizer/session chair of multiple international conferences. Dr. Tao is also the cofounder of Lambda Photonics LLC, a startup company which developed out of his Ph.D. work.  

 
Publications
2017
G. Tao, S. Chen, S. Pandey, A. F. Abouraddy, and R. Gaume
"Electrically conductive glass-carbon composites"
Spring MRS 2017 meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 17 – 21 April
2017
S. Shabahang, F. A. Tan, J. D. Perlstein, G. Tao, O. Alvarez, F. Chenard, A. Sincore, L. Shah, M. C. Richardson, K. L. Schepler, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust multimaterial chalcogenide fibers produced by a hybrid fiber-fabrication process"
Optics Materials Express 7(7), 2336-2345 (2017).
2016
J.J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, G. Tao, Y. Qiao, L. Wei, T. Bouchenot, A. Gordon, Y. Fink, Y. Bai, R. Hoy, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Cold-drawing of multimaterial fibers and films to produce micro- and nanoparticles"
MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March, Paper MD10.3.03
2016
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J.J. Kaufman, Y. Qiao, L. Wei, T. Bouchenot, A. P. Gordon, Y. Fink, Y. Bai, R. S. Hoy, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Controlled fragmentation of multimaterial fibres and films via polymer cold-drawing"
Nature 534(7608), pp.529–533
2016
G. Tao, J.J. Kaufmann, S. Shabahang, R.R. Naraghi, S.V. Sukhov, J.D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, A. Dogariu, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Digital design of multimaterial photonic particles"
Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences, 113(25), pp.6839–6844
2016
W. Guo, B. Zhang, C.C. Zhai, S.S. Qi, Y. Yu, A.P. Yang, L. Li, Z.Y. Yang, R.P. Wang, D.Y. Tang, G.M. Tao, and B. Luther-Davies
"Fabrication and application of small core chalcogenide glass fibers in nonlinear optics"
Journal of Inorganic Materials 31(2), pp.180-184
2016
S. Shabahang, F. Tan, J. Perlstein, G. Tao, M. Algarni, Y. Bai, O. Alvarez, G. Tsvid, C.K.N. Patel; F. Chenard, K.L. Schepler, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Hybridized fabrication of robust low-loss multimaterial chalcogenide fibers for infrared applications"
CLEO, San Jose, CA, June, paper JF1K.3
2016
S. Shabahang, F. Tan, J. Perlstein, G. Tao, M. Algarni, Y. Bai, O. Alvarez, G. Tsvid, C. K. N. Patel; F. Chenard, K. L. Schepler, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Hybridized fabrication of robust low-loss multimaterial chalcogenide fibers for infrared applications"
CLEO, San Jose, CA, June
2016
A.F. Abouraddy; Banaei, S.E.; Kaufman, J.; Shabahang, S.; Tao, G.; Deng, D.; Fink, Y.; Johnson, S.; Liang, X.
"In-Fiber Particle Generation"
US 9,512,036
2016
B. Ye, S.X. Dai, R.P. Wang, G.M. Tao, P.Q. Zhang, X.S. Wang, and X. Shen
"Influence of the selenium content on thermo-mechanical and optical properties of Ge-Ga-Sb-S chalcogenide glasses"
Infrared Physics & Technology, 77, pp.21-26
2016
S. Shabahang, A. Sims, G. Tao, L. Shah, M.C. Richardson, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Multi-octave mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nanowires using a thulium fiber laser"
OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology Congress, Sydney, Australia, 5 - 8 September
2016
C. Jiang, X.S. Wang, M.M. Zhu, H.J. Xu, Q.H. Nie, S.X. Dai, G.M. Tao, X. Shen, C. Cheng, Q.D. Zhu, F.X. Liao, P.Q. Zhang, P.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Liu, and X.H. Zhang
"Preparation of chalcogenide glass fiber using an improved extrusion method"
Optical Engineering 55(5), 056114
2016
S. Shabahang, F.A. Tan, J. Perlstein, G. Tao, M. al Garni, Y. Bai, O. Alvarez, F. Chenard, K.L. Schepler, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Robust low-loss multimaterial chalcogenide fiber for infrared applications fabricated by a hybridized approach"
OSA Photonics & Fiber Technology Congress, Australian Conference of Optical Fiber Technology, Syndey, Australia, September
2016
A.F. Abouraddy, S. Shabahang, and G. Tao
"Systems and Methods For Producing Robust Chalcogenide Optical Fibers (US)"
US 9,488,775
2016
J.J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Thermal drawing of high-density in-fiber arrays of well-ordered 5-nm-diameter nanowires"
OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology Congress, Sydney, Australia, September
2016
J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Thermal drawing of high-density in-fiber arrays of well-ordered 5-nm-diameter nanowires"
OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology Congress, Sydney, Australia, 5 - 8 Sep
2016
A.F. Abouraddy, S.E. Banaei, J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, G. Tao, D. Deng, Y. Fink, S. Johnson, and X. Liang
"Thermal Fiber Drawing (TFD) with Added Core Break-Up Process and Particles Therefrom (JP) "
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2016
R. Rezvani Naraghi, G. Tao, J.J. Kaufmann, S. Shabahang, S. Sukhov, A.F. Abouraddy, and A. Dogariu
"Tuning light with photonic particles"
CLEO, San Jose, CA, June, paper SM1R.2
2015
C. Jiang, C. Cheng, Q. Zhu, X. Wang, Q. Nie, S. Dai, G. Tao, M. Zhu, F. Liao, P. Zhang, X. Shen, T. Xu, P. Zhang, Z. Liu, X. Zhang
"Fabrication and characterization of Ge-Sb-Se-I glasses and fibers"
Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing 120(1), pp.127-135
2015
Y.A. Sun, S.X. Dai, P.Q. Zhang, X.S. Wang, Y.S. Xu, Z.J. Liu, F.F. Chen, Y.A. Wu, Y.J. Zhang, R.P. Wang, G.M. Tao
"Fabrication and characterization of multimaterial chalcogenide glass fiber tapers with high numerical apertures"
Optics Express 23(18), pp.23472-23483
2015
M. Zhu, X. Wang, Z. Pan, C. Cheng, Q. Zhu, C. Jiang, Q. Nie, P. Zhang, Y. Wu, S. Dai, T. Xu, G. Tao, X. Zhang
"Fabrication of an IR hollow-core Bragg fiber based on chalcogenide glass extrusion"
Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing 119(2), pp.455-460
2015
M. Zhu, X. Wang, C. Jiang, H. Xu, Q. Nie, P. Zhang, S. Dai, X. Shen, T. Xu, G. Tao, X. Zhang
"Freely adjusted properties in Ge-S based chalcogenide glasses with iodine incorporation"
Infrared Physics & Technology 69 pp.118-122
2015
B. Zhang, C.C. Zhai, S.S. Qi, W. Guo, Z.Y. Yang, A.P. Yang, X. Gai, Y. Yu, R.P. Wang, D.Y. Tang, G.M. Tao, B. Luther-Davies
"High-resolution chalcogenide fiber bundles for infrared imaging"
Optics Letters 40(19), pp.4384-4387
2015
A.F. Abouraddy, S.E. Banaei, J. Kaufman, S.Shabahang, G. Tao
"In-fiber particle generation (US)"
Patent Pending 01/14/2015 14/414,715
2015
G. Tao, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, A.M. Stolyarov, S. Danto, J.V. Badding, Y. Fink, J. Ballato, A.F. Abouraddy
"Infrared fibers (Invited Review)"
Advances In Optics And Photonics 7(2), pp.379-458
2015
B. Zhang, W. Guo, Y. Yu, C. Zhai, S. Qi, A. Yang, L. Li, Z. Yang, R. Wang, D. Tang, G. Tao, B. Luther-Davies
"Low loss, high NA chalcogenide glass fibers for broadband mid-infrared supercontinuum generation"
Journal Of The American Ceramic Society 98(5), pp.1389-1392
2015
G. Tao, A.F. Abouraddy, A.M. Stolyarov, Y. Fink
"Multimaterial fibers"
Chapter 1 of A. Cusano, M. Consales, A. Crescitelli, and A. Ricciardi, Eds., Lab-on-Fiber Technology, Springer
2015
P.L. Yang, P.Q. Zhang, S.X. Dai, Y.H. Wu, X.S. Wang, G.M. Tao, Q.H. Nie
"Tapered chalcogenide-tellurite hybrid microstructured fiber for mid-infrared supercontinuum generation"
Journal Of Modern Optics 62(9), pp.729-737
2015
L. Chen, F. Chen, S. Dai, G. Tao, L. Yan, X. Shen, H. Ma, X. Zhang, Y. Xu
"Third-order nonlinearity in Ge-Sb-Se glasses at mid-infrared wavelengths"
Materials Research Bulletin 70, pp.204-208
2014
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Drawing robust infrared optical fibers from preforms produced by efficient multimaterial stacked coextrusion"
Proc. SPIE 8982, 89820F (2014)
2014
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Efficient "disc-to-fiber" multimaterial stacked coextrusion for optical fibers"
SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Feb., 2014
2014
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, K. Lee, V. Smolski, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. Fermann, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in robust step-index chalcogenide nanotapers pumped with a thulium fiber laser"
CLEO 2014, San Jose, Ca., June, 2014
2014
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, S. Dai, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial disc-to-fiber approach to efficiently produce robust infrared fibers"
Optical Materials Express 4(10), pp. 2143-2149
2014
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial fibers in photonics and nanotechnology"
Glass and Optical Materials Symposium, Materials Science & Technology 2014 (MS&T14), Pittsburgh, PA Oct. 12-16, 2014.
2014
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial fibers: a new concept in infrared fiber optics"
Proc. SPIE 9098, 90980V
2014
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, H. Ren, Z. Yang, X. Wang, A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial rod-in-tube coextrusion for robust mid-infrared chalcogenide fibers"
Proc. SPIE 8982, 898223
2014
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, M. P. Marquez, H. Hu, T. R. Ensley, P. J. Delfyett, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Nonlinear characterization of robust multimaterial chalcogenide nanotapers for infrared supercontinuum generation"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 31, 450-457. Highlight: B. Eggleton, Spotlight on Optics, March 2014: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?uri=josab-31-3-450; selected for the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics 9(5), pp. 450
2014
H. Xu, Y. He, X. Wang, Q. Nie, P. Zhang, T. Xu, S. Dai, X. Zhang, and G. Tao
"Preparation of Low-loss Ge15Ga10Te75 chalcogenide glass for far-IR Optics applications"
Infrared Physics & Technology 65 pp. 77-82
2014
G. Tao and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust fibers for delivering infrared light"
SPIE Newsroom, 12 Dec. (2014). DOI: 10.1117/2.1201411.005660
2014
G. Tao, H. Ren, S. Shabahang, X. Wang, Z. Yang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust long-wavelength infrared tellurium based chalcogenide glass fiber produced by multimaterial coextrusion"
SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Feb., 2014
2014
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, H. Ren, F. Khalilzadeh-Rezaie, R. E. Peale, Z. Yang, X. Wang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust multimaterial tellurium-based chalcogenide glass fibers for mid-wave and long-wave infrared transmission"
Optics Letters 39(13), pp. 4009-4012
2014
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, H. Ren, F. Khalilzadeh-Rezaie, R. E. Peale, Z. Yang, X. Wang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Robust multimaterial tellurium-based chalcogenide glass infrared fibers"
CLEO 2014, San Jose, Ca., June, 2014
2014
G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Scalable fabrication of digitally designed spherical multimaterial particles enabled by in-fiber emulsification"
Fall 2014 MRS, Boston, MA., 2014
2014
G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Scalable fabrication of digitally designed spherical multimaterial particles enabled by in-fiber emulsification"
SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Feb., 2014
2013
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Dispersion characterization of chalcogenide bulk glass, composite fibers, and robust nanotapers"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 30, 2498-2506
2013
J. J. Kaufman, R. Ottman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, E.-H. Banaei, X. Liang, S. G. Johnson, Y. Fink, R. Chakrabarti, and A. F. Abouraddy
"In-fiber production of polymeric particles for biosensing and encapsulation"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 15549-15554
2013
Guang-Ming "Derek" Tao
"Multimaterial Fibers in Photonics and Nanotechnology"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
2012
G. Tao, A. M. Stolyarov, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial fibers"
I. J. Appl. Glass Science 3, pp. 349–368; Invited Review paper; special issue, "Glass and Photonics" See Peter Wray, "Fiber optics of the future: Multifunctionality through multimaterials" http://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/2012/11/27/fiber-optics-of-the-future-multifunctionality-through-multimaterials/
2012
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, J. J. Kaufman, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Multimaterial preform coextrusion for robust chalcogenide optical fibers and tapers"
Optics Letters 37(13), pp.2751-2753
2012
S. Shabahang, M. P. Marquez, G. Tao, M. U. Piracha, D. Nguyen, P. J. Delfyett, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Octave-spanning infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nano-tapers using picosecond pulses"
Optics Letters 37, pp. 4639-4641
2012
J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, E. H. Banaei, D. S. Deng, X. Liang, S. G. Johnson, Y. Fink, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Structured spheres generated by an in-fibre fluid instability"
Nature 487, 463-467; News & Views: A. Passian and T. Thundat, "Materials science: The abilities of instabilities," Nature 487, pp. 440-441; http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11383.html
2011
J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, G. Tao, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Fabrication of glassy nano-spheres via Rayleigh instabilities in multi-material fibers"
TechConnect World, Nanotech 2011, Boston, MA, June 13-16
2011
J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Lithographic inscription of micro-optical devices on a multi-material optical fiber tip"
SPIE DSS, Orlando, Fl, April 25-29
2011
J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, D. S. Deng, Y. Fink, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Thermal drawing of high-density macroscopic arrays of well-ordered sub-5-nm-diameter nanowires"
Nano Lett. 11, 4768-4773 (2011).
2010
G. Tao, S. Shabahang, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Mid-Infrared Fibers for Nonlinear Applications"
Workshop on Next-Generation Optical Fiber Technology, Cocoa Beach, FL, October 18
2009
L. Feng, H. Guo, G. Tao, M. Lu, W. Wei, B. Peng
"Dy3+-doped Ge-In-S-CsI chalcohalide glasses for 1.3 µm optical fiber amplifier"
J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mater., 11 [7] 924-928 (2009).
2009
G. Tao, H. Guo, L. Feng, M. Lu, W. Wei, and B. Peng
"Formation and properties of a novel heavy-metal chalcogenide glass doped with a high dysprosium concentration"
J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 92 [10] 2226-2229 (2009).
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