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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

Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2012 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2010 College of Optics & Photonics Excellence in Research Award
2007 Office of Research & Commercialization Millionaire's Club
2004 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
2001 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
1995 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award

Recent Publications

Iryna Davydenko, Stephen Barlow, Rajesh Sharma, Sepehr Benis, Janos Simon, Taylor G. Allen, Matthew W. Cooper, Victor Khrustalev, Evgheni V. Jucov, Raúl Castañeda, Carlos Ordonez, Zhong’an Li, San-Hui Chi, Sei-Hum Jang, Timothy C. Parker, Tatiana V. Timofeeva, Joseph W. Perry, Alex K.-Y. Jen, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, and Seth R. Marder
"Facile Incorporation of Pd(PPh3)2Hal Substituents into Polymethines, Merocyanines, and Perylene Diimides as a Means of Suppressing Intermolecular Interactions"
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (32), pp 10112–10115
C. Shanor, T. Ensley, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, E. M. Wright, and M. Kolesik
"Numerical investigation of enhanced femtosecond supercontinuum via a weak seed in noble gases "
Optics Express, Vol. 24, pp. 15110-15119 (2016)
E.W. Van Stryland, D.J. Hagan
"Characterization of 2PA chromophores"
Nano- and microstructuring using multiphoton lithography, edited by Robert Liska, in press
Zhong’an Li, Peng Zhao, Salimeh Tofighi, Rajesh Sharma, Trenton R. Ensley, Sei-Hum Jang, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, and Alex K. -Y. Jen
"Zwitterionic Cyanine-Cyanine Salt: Structure and Optical Properties"
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 120, pp. 15378-15384 (2016)
Liu, Taihong; Bondar, Mykhailo; Belfield, Kevin; Anderson, Dane; Masunov, Artem; Hagan, David; Van Stryland, Eric
"Linear Photophysics and Femtosecond Nonlinear Spectroscopy of a Star-Shaped Squaraine Derivative With Efficient Two-Photon Absorption"
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Manuscript ID: jp-2016-02446h.R1, accepted
Matthew Reichert ; Peng Zhao ; Himansu S. Pattanaik ; David J. Hagan ; Eric W. Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate two- and three-photon nonlinearities in semiconductors "
Proc. SPIE 9835, Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics, 98350A (May 13, 2016);
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.
David J Hagan
"Pulsed IR detection using nondegenerate two-photon absorption in uncooled photodiodes"
SPIE Invited Lecture seminar, Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI April 7, 2016
TR Ensley, HH Hu, M Reichert, MR Ferdinandus, D Peceli, JM Hales, JW Perry, ZA Li, SH Jang, AKY Jen, SR Marder, DJ Hagan, and EW Van Stryland
"Quasi-three-level model applied to measured spectra of nonlinear absorption and refraction in organic molecules "
Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Vol. 33, pp. 780-796
H. S. Pattanaik ; M. Reichert ; J. B. Khurgin ; D. J. Hagan ; E. W. Van Stryland
"Enhancement of Two-Photon Absorption in Quantum Wells for Extremely Nondegenerate Photon Pairs"
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 52, Issue 3, 9000114-1--9000114-14 (2016).


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