CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Dr. David J. Hagan

Dr. David J. Hagan

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Professor of Optics & Photonics, Physics

Nonlinear Optics

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David Hagan received his PhD degree in Physics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland In 1985. He is a Professor of Optics and Photonics and Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Optics and Photonics. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Optical Materials Express.  His current research interests include techniques for nonlinear optical materials characterization, optical power limiting and switching, and methods for enhancement of optical nonlinearities .

Awards & Honors

Elected to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
2012 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2011 UCF RIA Award
2010 College of Optics & Photonics Excellence in Research Award
2007 Office of Research & Commercialization Millionaire's Club
2001 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award 2001/02
1995 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award 1995

Recent Publications

Hagan, D. J., Ensley, T. R., Reichert, M, Ferdinandus, M, R, Hu, H. and Van Stryland, E. W.
"New methods for characterizing the nonlinear optical properties of organic materials"
Keynote presentation: 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Marrakesh, Morocco, April 2015.
D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Nonlinear materials characterization and modeling"
US-Israel Emerging Technology, Boston, MA, Dec. 2-3
E.W. Van Stryland, D.J. Hagan
"Separation of electronic and nuclear nonlinearities and modeling of organic materials"
Photonics Middle East Conference, Doha, Qatar Dec. 13-16, invited
D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Characterization and modeling of nonlinear refraction and absorption"
XIV Brazilian MRS, Rio De Janeiro September 27 - October 1
L. Bekere, V. Lokshin, M. Sigalov, R. Gvishi, P. Zhao, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, V. Khodorkovsky
"Chromenes involving a two-photon absorbing moiety: photochromism via intramolecular resonance energy transfer "
New Journal of Chemistry
M. Reichert, P. Zhao, J.M. Reed, T.R. Ensley, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Beam deflection measurement of bound-electronic and rotational nonlinear refraction in molecular gases "
Optics Express 23, pp.22224-22237
R.L. Gieseking, T.R. Ensley, H.H. Hu, D.J. Hagan, C. Risko, E.W. Van Stryland, J.L. Bredas
"Nonlinear optical properties of X(C6H5)(4) (X = B-, C, N+, P+): a new class of molecules with a negative third-order polarizability"
Journal Of The American Chemical Society 137(30), pp.9635-9642
Z. Li, T.R. Ensley, H. Hu, Y. Zhang, S.H. Jang, S.R. Marder, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, A.K.Y. Jen
"Conjugated Polycyanines: A New Class of Materials with Large Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities"
Advanced Optical Materials, 3, pp.900–906
P. Zhao, M. Reichert, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Measurement of second hyperpolarizability and nuclear rotational response of gas-phase carbon disulfide"
Nonlinear Optics, OSA Technical Digest, NW4A.37
M. Reichert, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate three-photon absorption in GaAs"
Nonlinear Optics, OSA Technical Digest, Kauai, Hawaii


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