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Dr. David J. Hagan

Dr. David J. Hagan

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Pegasus 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 was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Optical Materials Express, and is currently Executive Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Optics Letters.  His current research interests include techniques for nonlinear optical materials characterization, optical power limiting and switching, and methods for enhancement of optical nonlinearities.

Dr. Hagan's Resarcher ID is  H-2204-2011

Awards & Honors

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
2017 Pegasus Professor
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

P. Zhao, S. Tofighi, R.M. O'Donnell, J.M. Shi, P.Y. Zavalij, M.V. Bondar, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland
"Electronic Nature of New Ir(III) Complexes: Linear Spectroscopic and Nonlinear Optical Properties"
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(42), pp. 23609-23617
Sepehr Benis, Peng Zhao, David J Hagan, Eric W Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate, Transient Nonlinear Refraction of Indium Tin Oxide at Epsilon-Near-Zero"
Nonlinear Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper NW1A.3.
Sepehr Benis, Peng Zhao, Himansu Pattanaik, David Hagan, Eric Van Stryland
"Time-Resolved Nonlinear Refraction of Indium Tin Oxide at Epsilon Near Zero"
CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, 2017
David J. Hagan, Matthew Reichert, Peng Zhao, Himansu S. Pattanaik, and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate nonlinear refraction, absorption, and gain in semiconductors"
Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 3 SPIE DCS conference, Anaheim, April 15-19, 2017
S. Benis, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Cross-propagating beam-deflection measurements of third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility"
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI, 10088
D.J. Hagan, H.S. Pattanaik, P. Zhao, M. Reichert, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Extremely Nondegenerate Two-photon Processes in Semiconductors"
Pro. of the 5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics, and Laser Technology, pp.65-69
David J. Hagan
"Nonlinear refraction and absorption: Mechanisms, Characterization and Applications"
OSA Travelling Lecture, Bhubaneshwar, India, February 7, 2017
David J. Hagan, Himansu S Pattanaik and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Pulsed IR detection using nondegenerate two-photon absorption in uncooled photodiodes"
Seminar, IIT Delhi, February 9, 2017
David J Hagan
"Academic programs at The College of Optics & Photonics"
2017 OPTICS AND PHOTONICS WINTER SCHOOL AND WORKSHOP College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, January 2017
David J. Hagan and Eric W. Van Stryland
"Electronic and Nuclear Optical Nonlinearities in Organic Materials and Solvents "
Keynote presentation 14th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM), Daejeon, South Korea


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