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Dr. Zenghu Chang

Dr. Zenghu Chang

Distinguished Professor of Physics & Optics

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

Fellow of the Optical Society
Fellow of the American Physical Society
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

Michael Chini, Xiaowei Wang, Yan Cheng, He Wang, Yi Wu, Eric Cunningham, Peng-Cheng Li, John Heslar, Dmitry A. Telnov, Shih-I Chu, and Zenghu Chang
"Coherent Phase-Matched VUV Generation by Field-Controlled Bound States"
Nature Photonics 8,437–441(2014)
Shuting Lei, Xiaoming Yu, Zenghu Chang, and Paul Corkum
"Fabricating nanostructures on fused silica using femtosecond infrared pulses combining with sub-nanojoule ultraviolet pulses"
Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 19, pp. 5638-5640 (2014)
Qi Zhang, Kun Zhao, and Zenghu Chang
"High resolution electron spectrometers for characterizing the contrast of isolated 25 as pulses"
Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 195, pp, 48–54 (2014).
Michael Chini, Xiaowei Wang, Yan Cheng, Zenghu Chang
"Resonance Effects and Quantum Beats in Attosecond Transient Absorption of Helium"
Journal of Physics B, Special issue: Ultrafast electron and molecular dynamics 47, 124009 (2014).
Michael Chini and Zenghu Chang
"Resonance-enhanced harmonics for probing molecular electrons"
SPIE Newsroom, 1 August 2014
Qi Zhang, Kun Zhao, Jie Li, Michael Chini, Yan Cheng, Yi Wu, Eric Cunningham, and Zenghu Chang
"Suppression of Driving Laser in High Harmonic Generation with a Microchannel Plate"
Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 12, pp. 3670-3673 (2014)
Michael Chini, Kun Zhao and Zenghu Chang
"The Generation, Characterization, and Applications of Broadband Isolated Attosecond Pulses"
Nature Photonics 8, No 3, 178 - 186 (2014).
Stephen R. Leone, C. William McCurdy, Joachim Burgdörfer, Lorenz S. Cederbaum, Zenghu Chang, Nirit Dudovich, Johannes Feist, Chris H. Greene, Misha Ivanov, Reinhard Kienberger, Ursula Keller, Matthias F. Kling, Zhi-Heng Loh, Thomas Pfeifer, Adrian N. Pfeiffer, Robin Santra, Kenneth Schafer, Albert Stolow, Uwe Thumm & Marc J. J. Vrakking,
"What will it take to observe processes in 'real time'?"
Nature Photonics 8, No 3, 162 – 166 (2014).
Qiumei Bian, Xiaoming Yu, Baozhen Zhao, Zenghu Chang, and Shuting Lei
"Femtosecond laser ablation of indium tin-oxide narrow grooves for thin film solar cells"
Optics And Laser Technology 45 pp.395-401
Xiaoming Yu, Qiumei Bian, Zenghu Chang, Paul B. Corkum, and Shuting Lei
"Femtosecond laser nanomachining initiated by ultraviolet multiphoton ionization"
Optics Express 21(20), pp. 24185-24190

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