Prof. Dr. Xi-Cheng Zhang


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsOptics, Quantum Optics and Physics of Atoms, Molecules and Plasmas,Surface Physics
KeywordsNonlinear Optics, THz wave generation, detection, and applications, Ultrafast Photonics and Optoelectronics

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester
InstituteThe Institute of Optics

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Hartmut G. RoskosPhysikalisches Institut, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/2018


2017Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Zhang is a pioneer and an authority in the field of terahertz science and technology. He has made major contributions to terahertz optoelectronics, which have contributed to terahertz time-domain spectroscopy becoming a major tool for linear and nonlinear spectroscopy in the far-infrared spectral range. His techniques are applicable across a variety of disciplines and have helped to open new fields to terahertz science. In Germany, he will continue his research on terahertz air photonics.