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
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
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
Yi Wu, Eric Cunningham, Jie Li, Huaping Zang, Michael Chini, Xiaowei Wang,Yang Wang, Kun Zhao, and Zenghu Chang
"Generation of High-Flux Attosecond Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum with a 10 Terawatt Laser"
Applied Physics Letters, 102, pp. 201105
Xiaowei Wang, Michael Chini, Yan Cheng, Yi Wu, and Zenghu Chang
"In situ calibration of an extreme ultraviolet spectrometer for attosecond transient absorption experiments"
Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 323-329
X. Yu, Q. Bian, B. Zhao, Zenghu Chang, P. B. Corkum, and S. Lei
"Near-infrared femtosecond laser machining initiated by ultraviolet multiphoton ionization"
Applied Physics Letters 102(10)
Michael Chini, Xiaowei Wang, Yan Cheng, Yi Wu, Di Zhao, Dmitry A. Telnov, Shih-I Chu, Zenghu Chang
"Sub-cycle Oscillations in Virtual States Brought to Light"
Scientific Reports 3, Article number:1105
Xiaowei Wang, Michael Chini, Yan Cheng, Yi Wu, Xiao-Min Tong, Zenghu Chang
"Subcycle laser control and quantum interferences in attosecond photoabsorption of neon"
Physical Review A 87, 063413
R. Kienberger, Z. Chang, and C. Hee Nam
"10th anniversary of attosecond pulses"
Journal Of Physics B-Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics 45(7)