University Trustee Chair, Pegasus and Distinguished Professor of Physics, Optics & Photonics
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
Excellence in Research (College Award)
Mercator Professorship, German Science Foundation (DFG)
Hubert Schardin Gold Medal
The First Class Award for Young Scientists, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Young Expert of the Year with Outstanding Contributions, Ministry of Personnel, China
Yongsing You, mengxi wu, Yanchun Yin, Andrew Chew, Xiaoming Ren, Shima Gholam Mirzaeimoghadar, Dana Browne, Michael Chini, Zenghu Chang, Kenneth Schafer, Mette Gaarde, and Shambhu Ghimire
"Laser waveform control of extreme ultraviolet high harmonics from solids"
Optics Letters (2017)
Yanchun Yin, Andrew Chew, Xiaoming Ren, Jie Li, Yang Wang, Yi Wu & Zenghu Chang
"Towards Terawatt Sub-Cycle Long-Wave Infrared Pulses via Chirped Optical Parametric Amplification
and Indirect Pulse Shaping"
Scientific Reports 8, 45794 (2017)
Gao Chen, Eric Cunningham & Zenghu Chang
"Attosecond pulse generation isolated with an asymmetric polarization gating
Journal of Modern Optics, (2017).
"Attosecond light sources in the water window"
Frontiers in Optics (FIO), Rochester, NY, invited
Y. Yin, J. Li, X. Ren, Y. Wang, A. Chew, and Z. Chang
"High-energy two-cycle pulses at 3.2 µm by a broadband-pumped dual-chirped optical parametric amplification"
Optics Express 24(22), pp.24989-24998
Z. Chang, P. Corkum, S. Leone, and D. Neumark
"Microjoule isolated attosecond pulses for atto pump-atto probe
DARPA PULSE Program Review Meeting, September 28-29, Berkeley CA, invited
"Attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy of atoms and molecules"
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
Y. Cheng, M. Chini, X.W. Wang, A. Gonzalez-Castrillo, A. Palacios, L. Argenti, F. Martin, and Z. Chang
"Reconstruction of an excited-state molecular wave packet with attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy"
Physical Review A, 94(2), 023403
"Studying ultrafast electron dynamics in condensed matter with next generation attosecond x-ray sources"
MURI Review Meeting, August 22 -23, Arlington VA, invited
Y. Yin, J. Li, X. Ren, W. Yi, E. Cunningham, and Z. Chang
"High-energy, high-efficiency, and high-repetition-rate OPCPA at 1.7 µm"
CLEO:QELS, San Jose, CA, June, paper FTh1M.7