Person Profile

Xi-Cheng Zhang joined The Institute of Optics on January 1, 2012.

Prior to Rochester, he spent 20 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and System, and Founding Director of the Center for THz Research.

He is co-founder of Zomega Terahertz Corp. Graduating from Peking University in 1982, he earned his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University in 1986.

A prolific author and speaker, Prof. Zhang has 27 US patents, published 23 books and book chapters, authored and co-authored over 300 reviewed scientific papers, and delivered over 400 colloquia, seminars, invited conference presentations.

Prof. Zhang is an internationally recognized scientist and leader in Terahertz science and technology. With a frequency of more than a trillion cycles per second, THz signals occupy an extremely large portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the infrared and microwave bands. Zhang’s contribution to the development of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, together with other leading researchers, has recently altered this scientifically and technologically important, but historically inaccessible, spectroscopic region. Fundamental research on THz waves has the potential to trigger advances, including nondestructive testing, homeland security, and biomedical applications.

Publications

  1. 17Ponomareva E.A., Putilin S.E., Gendrina A., Smirnov S.V., Tcypkin A.N., E Y., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Double pulse excitation for enhancing THz generation in liquid jets // International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz - 2019, pp. 8874430 [SJR: 0.15]
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  2. 16Ponomareva E.A., Putilin S.E., Tcypkin A.N., Yiwen E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Comparison of various liquids as sources of terahertz radiation from one-color laser filament // Proceedings of SPIE - 2019, Vol. 11196, pp. 1119608 [SJR: 0.238]
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  3. 15Ponomareva E.A., Tcypkin A.N., Smirnov S.V., Putilin S.E., Yiwen E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Double-pump technique – one step closer towards efficient liquid-based THz sources // Optics express - 2019, Vol. 27, No. 22, pp. 32855-32862 [IF: 3.307, SJR: 1.473]
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  4. 14Tcypkin A.N., Melnik M.V., Zhukova M.O., Vorontsova I.O., Putilin S.E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Direct Nonlinear Refractive Index Coefficient Measurement of Water in THz Frequency Range // Optics InfoBase Conference Papers - 2019, Vol. F134-NLO, pp. NTu2B.4
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  5. 13Tcypkin A.N., Melnik M.V., Zhukova M.O., Vorontsova I.O., Putilin S.E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. High Kerr nonlinearity of water in THz spectral range // Optics express - 2019, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 10419-10425 [IF: 3.307, SJR: 1.473]
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  6. 12Tcypkin A.N., Ponomareva E.A., Putilin S.E., Smirnov S.V., Shtumpf S.A., Melnik M.V., Yiwen E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Flat liquid jet as a highly efficient source of terahertz radiation // Optics express - 2019, Vol. 27, No. 11, pp. 15485-15494 [IF: 3.307, SJR: 1.473]
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  7. 11Zhukova M.O., Melnik M.V., Tcypkin A.N., Vorontsova I.O., Putilin S.E., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. High cubic nonlinearity of liquids in the broadband THz spectral range // International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz - 2019, pp. 8874389 [SJR: 0.15]
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  8. 10Grachev Y.V., Liu X., Putilin S.E., Tsypkin A.N., Bespalov V.G., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X. Wireless data transmission method using pulsed THz sliced spectral supercontinuum // IEEE Photonics Technology Letters - 2018, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 103-106 [IF: 2.375, SJR: 0.991]
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  9. 9Tcypkin A.N., Putilin S.E., Shtumpf S.A., Smirnov S.V., Yiwen E., Melnik M.V., Ponomareva E.A., Bespalov V.G., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X.C. Investigation of terahertz generation in water jet in dependence on parameters of excitation pulse // Proceedings - International Conference Laser Optics 2018, ICLO 2018 - 2018, pp. 364
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  10. 8Yiwen E., Jin Q., Williams K., Dai J., Zhang X.C. Terahertz Wave Generation from Water // Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - 2018, pp. 8427712
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  11. 7Buccheri F., Liu K., Zhang X. Terahertz radiation enhanced emission of fluorescence from elongated plasmas and microplasmas in the counter-propagating geometry // Applied Physics Letters - 2017, Vol. 111, No. 9, pp. 091103 [IF: 3.411, SJR: 1.331]
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  12. 6Buyanovskaya E.M., Melnik M.V., Egorov V.I., Gleim A.V., Lukishova S.G., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X. Research summer camp in photonics // Proceedings of SPIE - 2017, Vol. 10452, pp. 104523H [SJR: 0.238]
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  13. 5Jin Q., Yiwen E., Williams K., Dai J., Zhang X. Observation of broadband terahertz wave generation from liquid water // Applied Physics Letters - 2017, Vol. 111, No. 7, pp. 071103 [IF: 3.411, SJR: 1.331]
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  14. 4Tcypkin A.N., Putilin S.E., Kulya M.S., Drozdov A.A., Siddiqui M., Choudhary S., Zhao J., Bespalov V.G., Boyd R.W., Zhang X.C., Kozlov S.A. The nonlinearity of the refractive index of optical media in the terahertz spectral range // EPJ Web of Conferences - 2017, Vol. 149, pp. 05005 [SJR: 0.182]
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  15. 3Grachev Y.V., Liu X., Tsypkin A.N., Putilin S.E., Bespalov V.G., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X. THz sliced broadband continuum for wireless data transfer with CdSe-CdS modulator // International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz - 2016, pp. 7758499 [SJR: 0.15]
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  16. 2Kapoyko Y.A., Drozdov A.A., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X. Evolution of few-cycle pulses in nonlinear dispersive media: Velocity of the center of mass and root-mean-square duration // Physical Review A - 2016, Vol. 94, No. 3, pp. 033803 [IF: 2.925, SJR: 1.268]
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  17. 1Grachev Y.V., Liu X., Tsypkin A.N., Putilin S.E., Bespalov V.G., Kozlov S.A., Zhang X. Data transfer by spectral encoding method with high-power pulsed terahertz source // International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz - 2015, pp. 7327710 [SJR: 0.15]
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