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Dr. David J. Hagan

Dr. David J. Hagan

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Professor of Optics & 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

Zhong'an Li, Trenton R. Ensley, Honghua Hu, Yadong Zhang, Sei-Hum Jang, Seth R. Marder, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Alex K.-Y. Jen
"Conjugated Polycyanines: A New Class of Materials with Large Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities"
Advanced Optical Materials doi: 10.1002/adom.201400631 (Early View - Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)
Matthew Reichert, Honghua Hu, Manuel R. Ferdinandus, Marcus Seidel, Peng Zhao, Trenton R. Ensley, Davorin Peceli, Jennifer M. Reed, Dmitry A. Fishman, Scott Webster, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland
"Temporal, spectral, and polarization dependence of the nonlinear optical response of carbon disulfide"
Optica, Vol. 1, 436-445 (2014)
Manuel R. Ferdinandus, Honghua Hu, Matthew Reichert, David J. Hagan, and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Beam deflection measurement of time and polarization resolved ultrafast nonlinear refraction"
Optics Letters 38, pp. 3518-3521
Yulia A. Getmanenko, Joel M. Hales, Mihaela Balu, Jie Fu, Egbert Zojer, Ohyun Kwon, Jeffrey Mendez, S. Thayumanavan, Gregory Walker, Qing Zhang, Scott D. Bunge, Jean-Luc Bredas, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Stephen Barlow and Seth R. Marder
"Characterisation of a dipolar chromophore with third-harmonic generation applications in the near-IR"
J. Mater. Chem., 22, 4371(2012).
Davorin Peceli, Honghua Hu, Dmitry A. Fishman, Scott Webster, Olga V. Przhonska, Vladimir V. Kurdyukov, Yurii L. Slominsky, Alexey I. Tolmachev, Alexey D. Kachkovski, Andrey O. Gerasov, Artem E. Masunov, David J. Hagan, and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Enhanced Intersystem Crossing Rate in Polymethine-Like Molecules: Sulfur-Containing Squaraines versus Oxygen-Containing Analogues"
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117, pp. 2333-2346
Honghua Hu, Olga V. Przhonska, Francesca Terenziani, Anna Painelli, Dmitry Fishman, Trenton R. Ensley, Matthew Reichert, Scott Webster, Julia L. Bricks, Alexey D. Kachkovski, David J. Hagan, and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Two-photon Absorption Spectra of a Near-Infrared 2-Azaazulene Polymethine Dye: Solvation and Ground-State Symmetry Breaking"
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 7666-7678
M. R. Ferdinandus, M. Reichert, T. R. Ensley, H. Hu, D. A. Fishman, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Dual-arm Z-scan technique to extract dilute solute nonlinearities from solution measurements"
Optical Materials Express, 2, pp. 1776-1790
D. Peceli, S. Webster, D. A. Fishman, C. M. Cirloganu, H. Hu, O. V. Przhonska, V. V. Kurdyukov, Y. L. Slominsky, A. I. Tolmachev, A. D. Kachkovski, R. R. Dasari, S. Barlow, S. R. Marder, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Optimization of the Double Pump-Probe Technique: Decoupling the Triplet Yield and Cross Section"
Journal Of Physical Chemistry A 116(20), pp.4833-4841
H. Hu, D. A. Fishman, A. O. Gerasov, O. V. Przhonska, S. Webster, L. A. Padilha, D. Peceli, M. Shandura, Y. P. Kovtun, A. D. Kachkovski, I. H. Nayyar, A. E. Masunov, P. Tongwa, T. V. Timofeeva, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland
"Two-Photon Absorption Spectrum of a Single Crystal Cyanine-like Dye"
Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(9), pp.1222-1228
Getmanenko, YA; Hales, JM; Balu, M; Fu, J; Zojer, E; Kwon, O; Mendez, J; Thayumanavan, S; Walker, G; Zhang, Q; Bunge, SD; Bredas, JL; Hagan, DJ; Van Stryland, EW; Barlow, S; Marder, SR
"Characterisation of a dipolar chromophore with third-harmonic generation applications in the near-IR "
Journal Of Materials Chemistry 22(10), pp.4371-4382


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