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Dr. Zenghu Chang

Dr. Zenghu Chang

Distinguished Professor of Physics, Optics & Photonics

Florida Attosecond Science and Technology



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Zenghu Chang is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and Optics at the University of Central Florida, where he directs the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Chang graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1982. He then earned a doctorate at the Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1988. From 1991 to 1993, Chang visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory sponsored by the Royal Society fellowship. He worked at the University of Michigan after 1996. Then joined the physics faculty at Kansas State University in 2001, where he was later promoted to the Ernest & Lillian Chapin Professor.

Dr. Chang has published 150 papers in the field of ultrafast high power lasers, ultrafast XUV/X-ray science and strong field AMO physics. His notable contributions include inventing the Double Optical Gating for the generation of single isolated attosecond pulses. His group generated the shortest laser pulse, 67 as, which is the current world record. He is the author of the book “Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics.”

Awards & Honors

Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
2016 Pegasus Professor
2015 Excellence in Research (College Award)
2007 Mercator Professorship, German Science Foundation (DFG)
1996 Hubert Schardin Gold Medal
1995 The First Class Award for Young Scientists, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1994 Young Expert of the Year with Outstanding Contributions, Ministry of Personnel, China

Recent Publications

Zenghu Chang
"Advances in Attosecond Optics Frontier"
Xi’an Jiaotong University, May 23, 2016. Xi’an, China.
Zenghu Chang
"Advances in Attosecond Optics Frontier"
Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 24, 2016. Xi’an, China.
Zenghu Chang, Paul B. Corkum, and Stephen R. Leone
"Attosecond optics and technology: progress to date and future prospects [Invited]"
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 33(6), 1081-1097 (2016)
YC Yin, J Li, XM Ren, K Zhao, Y Wu, E Cunningham, and ZH Chang
"High-efficiency optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier in BiB3O6 for generation of 3 mJ, two-cycle, carrier-envelope-phase-stable pulses at 1.7 µm"
Optics Letters 41(6), pp.1142-1145
Yan Cheng
"Probing Electron and Nuclear Dynamics with Attosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy"
Cymer Inc., San Diego, CA.
Yan Cheng
"Probing Electron and Nuclear Dynamics with Tabletop Attosecond Sources"
Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, CA.
Qi Zhang, Kun Zhao, and Zenghu Chang
"Attosecond Extreme Ultraviolet Supercontinuum"
The Supercontinuum Laser Source: The Ultimate White Light, By Robert R. Alfano, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-1-4939-3324-2. Springer. 2016.
Zenghu Chang
"Below and above threshold high harmonic generation with Two-cycle MIR Lasers"
MURI 15 Kickoff-Strong Field Laser Matter Interaction at MIR-Infrared Wavelength, Jan. 21-22, 2016, Arlington VA.
Zenghu Chang
"Next generation attosecond light sources"
The 19th Annual Southeast Ultrafast Conference, North Carolina State University, Jan. 14-15, 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina
Michael Chini
"Reconstruction of molecular wave packet dynamics with attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy"
Annual review meeting of ARO MURI on Light Filamentation Science, University of Central Florida, Jan. 21-22, 2016, Orlando, FL.

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