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Cheng Zhang

Cheng Zhang is a UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Photonics and Plasmonics Group. He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Shandong University, China in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2016. Cheng received Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from SPIE in 2010 and 2013, Michael Pate Optical Sciences Memorial Scholarship in 2014, Distinguished Leadership Award, Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research, and Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship from University of Michigan, and Outstanding Overseas Student Award from the Chinese government in 2015. 

He worked with Dr. L. Jay Guo for his doctoral research, where he focused on the development of ultra-thin and low-loss doped Silver films and their applications in various nano-photonic and electro-optical devices, including hyperbolic metamaterials, plasmonic waveguides, organic solar cells, and organic light emitting diodes. He also investigated several types of metamaterials for structural color generation, asymmetric light transmission, and polarization state control. He has expertise in nanoimprinting lithography for high-performance optical device fabrication. Cheng is currently working with Dr. Henri Lezec on numerically simulating, designing, fabricating, and experimentally characterizing advanced plasmonic devices and metamaterials operating at infrared, visible, and ultraviolet frequencies. Cheng also serves as the Event Leader of the OSA Nanophotonics Technical Group.

Selected Publications

  • High-performance Doped Silver Films: Overcoming Fundamental Material Limits for Nanophotonic Applications, C. Zhang, N. Kinsey, L. Chen, C. Ji, M. Xu, M. Ferrera, X. Pan, A. Boltasseva, V. Shalaev and L. J. Guo,  Advanced Materials, 2017.
  • An Ultrathin, Smooth, and Low-Loss Al-Doped Ag Film and Its Application as a Transparent Electrode in Organic Photovoltaics, C. Zhang, D. Zhao, D. Gu, H. Kim, T. Ling, Y. K. Wu, and L. J. Guo, Advanced Materials, 2014.
  • High Performance Bianisotropic Metasurfaces: Asymmetric Transmission of Light, C. Pfeiffer, C. Zhang, V. Ray, L. J. Guo, and A. Grbic, Physical Review Letters, 2014.
  • Efficient Real-time Detection of Terahertz Pulse Radiation Based on Photoacoustic Conversion by Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite, S. L. Chen, Y. C. Chang, C. Zhang, J. G. Ok, T. Ling, M. T. Mihnev, T. B. Norris, and L. J. Guo, Nature Photonics, 2014.
     

Publications

Revisiting the Photon-Drag Effect in Metal Films

Author(s)
Jared H. Strait, Glenn E. Holland, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Bojan R. Ilic, Amit K. Agrawal, Domenico Pacifici, Henri J. Lezec
The photon-drag effect, the rectified current in a medium induced by conservation of momentum of absorbed or redirected light, is a unique probe of the detailed

Ultrafast Optical Pulse Shaping using Dielectric Metasurfaces

Author(s)
Shawn M. Divitt, Wenqi Zhu, Cheng Zhang, Henri J. Lezec, Amit K. Agrawal
Simultaneous control of individual frequency-comb lines, and their modulation at the repetition-rate of an ultrafast laser represents the ultimate limit of
Created July 31, 2019