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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

I. Davydenko, S. Benis, S.B. Shiring, J. Simon, R. Sharma, T.G. Allen, S.H. Chi, Q. Zhang, Y.A. Getmanenko, T.C. Parker, J.W. Perry, J.L. BreĀ“das, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, S. Barlow, and S.R. Marder
"Effects of meso-M (PPh 3) 2 Cl (M= Pd, Ni) substituents on the linear and third-order nonlinear optical properties of chalcogenopyrylium-terminated heptamethines in solution and solid states"
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, Advance Article
Siarhei A. Kurhuzenkau, Maria Yezabel Colon Gomez, Kevin D. Belfield, Yevgeniy O. Shaydyuk, David J. Hagan, Eric W. Van Stryland, Cristina Sissa, Mykhailo V. Bondar, and Anna Painelli
"Electronic nature of nonlinear optical properties of a symmetrical two-photon absorbing fluorene derivative: experimental study and theoretical modeling"
Journal of Physical Chemistry
V.P. Drachev, A.V. Kildishev, J.D. Borneman, K.P. Chen, V.M. Shalaev, K. Yamnitskiy, R.A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, S.R. Marder, L.A. Padilha, S. Webster, T.R. Ensley, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Engineered nonlinear materials using gold nanoantenna array"
Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-19066-3 (2018).
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
S. Benis, P. Zhao, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate, transient nonlinear refraction of indium tin oxide at epsilon-near-zero"
Nonlinear Optics 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii, NW1A.3.
S. Benis, P. Zhao, H. Pattanaik, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Time-resolved nonlinear refraction of indium tin oxide at epsilon near zero"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, California
D.J. Hagan, M. Reichert, P. Zhao, H.S. Pattanaik, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Nondegenerate nonlinear refraction, absorption, and gain in semiconductors"
SPIE Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics 3SPIE DCS conference, Anaheim, April 15 - 19
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, Proceedings of SPIE, 10088
D.J. Hagan, H.S. Pattanaik, P. Zhao, M. Reichert, and E.W. Van Stryland
"Extremely nondegenerate two-photon processes in semiconductors"
5th International Conference on Photonics, Optics, and Laser Technology, pp.65-69
D.J. Hagan
"Nonlinear refraction and absorption: Mechanisms, Characterization and Applications"
OSA Travelling Lecture, Bhubaneshwar, India, February 7


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