Nanophotonics Group Affiliated Faculty
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Dr. Cun-Zheng Ning
Cun-Zheng Ning joined Arizona State University as Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2006, where he is also an affiliate faculty member of Physics and of Materials.
Dr. Ning is a fellow of Optical Society (OSA) and of IEEE. He has given over 120 invited talks, colloquia, or plenary talks worldwide and published over 150 papers. He served as Chair, or technical committee member, of several international conferences organized by OSA, IEEE-LEOS, or SPIE. He was Associate Editor, IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, a guest editor of several special issues of the Journal of Optical Society of America B, Optics Express, and IEEE J. Special Topics in Quantum Electronics. For his research, he has won several NASA and NASA contractor awards, such as CSC Technical Excellence Award. He was awarded IEEE LEOS or Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer (2007-2008 and 2008-2009).
His past research interests have included laser physics and quantum optics, laser dynamics and optical instabilities, self-organizations, stochastic resonances, and geometric phases in dissipative systems. He and his group currently work in the area of semiconductor optoelectronics, nanowire based photonics, and surface-plasmonic active devices such as plasmonic nanolasers. The device applications include lasers, detectors (spectrometer on a chip), solar cells, and white light generation.