南开大学教授、博导。美国普林斯顿大学博士后。陈志刚教授曾于2004年获国家海外杰出青年基金，2006年入选教育部“长江学者”。2009年入选美国光学学会会士(Fellow)，2015年入选美国物理学会会士(Fellow)。现担任多种学术杂志(Optics Letters、Science Bulletin、Scientific Report、Advances in Physics X) 的编委。担任多个学术会议主委（包括2016 CLEO大会技术委员会主席 Program Chair和2018 CLEO大会总主席General Chair）。近期内编辑专著书一部，共发表专著书邀请章节8篇，重要学术论文200余篇，其中包括多篇顶尖水平的Science和 Nature 系列杂志文章和20篇美国《物理评论快报》文章，ISI Web of Science引用超过6500次（h-因子为46），谷歌学术引用超过12000次。陈志刚教授一直从事非线性光学/光子学、非线性动力学、以及软物质和人工功能材料方面的研究，尤其在空间光孤子、光子晶格、自加速光方面在国际上有开创性的成果。所做工作在Science，Nature Photonics，Physics Report, New Scientist, Science Daily等诸多媒体杂志上被宣传介绍，并有十二次被纳入美国光学和光电子学年度标志性成果。主持过20多项科研项目，包括美国国家科学基金会（NSF）、国防部科研基金（AFOSR和ARO）、国家卫生研究所（NIH），以及我国国家重点基础研究（973计划）项目课题。
Optical manipulation of biological samples
Over the past few decades, optical manipulation research has deepened our understanding of physics and biology and has led to the development of cutting-edge optical-tweezers technology used across many branches of science. In our lab, we are developing novel optical techniques for optical trapping and control of biological samples (such as bacteria, red blood cells, and DNA molecules). These techniques are based on novel optical beams including self-propelling beams with rotating intensity blades, optical bottles, and self-accelerating non-diffraction Airy beams.
Manipulation of non-diffraction accelerating Airy beams
Accelerating Airy beams are of interest because they show a quadratic transverse shift while remaining almost diffraction free during linear propagation over long distances. Due to its unique properties they have potential applications in optical micromanipulation, plasma guidance, vacuum electron acceleration, and generation of three-dimensional optical bullets. we focus on the generation and manipulation of Airy beams especially on the acceleration control of airy beams by linear and nonlinear methods.
Novel phenomena in optical periodic and quasi-periodic structures
Light propagation in periodic structures exhibits many intriguing phenomena with new opportunities to control the flow of light. A typical periodic system is photonic lattices (closely-spaced waveguide arrays), which has served as a test-bench for exploring both linear and nonlinear phenomena for over a decade. We focus on the management of the diffraction and refraction of light with various reconfigurable photonic lattice structures, including square, Bessel, ionic-type lattices, as well as quasi-periodic and random photonic lattices. In nonlinear regime, we study the dynamics of different novel localized soliton states, including discrete, gap, and embedded lattice solitons.
Optical defect and surface states
One of the most fascinating features of photonic band-gap structures is that they provide a fundamentally different way of waveguiding by defects in otherwise uniformly periodic structures, as opposed to guidance by total internal reflection. We focus on the linear and nonlinear dynamics of photonic band-gap guidance of spatial frequency modes in various photonic lattices with structured defects, including PCF-like Bessel lattice, square lattice, and other lattice structures.
The field of surface science is one of the richest in physics due to the ubiquitous nature of surface phenomena. For example, electronic Tamm and Shockley surface states have intrigued scientists ever since they were first predicted, although their direct observation remained elusive for decades because of the intrinsic defects and complicated nature of real surfaces in condensed matter physics. In our lab, we study both linear and nonlinear surface states with optically-induced photonic structures, including Tamm, Shockley, and other related surface states.
Spatial optical solitons and related phenomena
Optical spatial solitons, light beams free of diverging, have been demonstrated to exhibit fascinating particle-like behavior, including fusion, fission, annihilation, stable orbiting and clustering. These solitons are promising for applications in controlling light by light and all-optical switching. We focus on novel phenomena from soliton formation, interaction, and modulation instability, especially when such solitons are made with partially incoherent light.
59. Yumiao Pei, Yi Hu, Cibo Lou, Daohong Song, Liqin Tang, Jingjun Xu, and Zhigang Chen, Observation of spatial optical diametric drive acceleration in photonic lattices, Opt. Lett. 43, 118-121 (2018)
58. Yuanyuan Zong, Shiqiang Xia, Liqin Tang, Daohong Song, Yi Hu, Yumiao Pei, Jing Su, Yigang Li and Zhigang Chen, Observation of localized flat-band states in Kagome photonic lattices, Opt. Express, 24(8), 8877-8885(2016)
57. Shiqiang Xia, Yi Hu, Daohong Song, Yuanyuan Zong, Liqin Tang and Zhigang Chen, “Demonstration of flat-band image transmission in optically induced Lieb photonic lattices,” Opt. Lett.41(7), 1435-1438 (2016)
56. Song, Daohong, Liu, Sheng; Paltoglou, Vassilis, Gallardo, Daniel, Tang, Liqin; Zhao, Jianlin, Xu, Jingjun, Efremidis, Nikolaos, Chen, Zhigang, Controlled generation of pseudospin-mediated vortices in photonic graphene.2D Materials, 2, 034007(2015)
55 Juanying Zhao, Ioannis D. Chremmos, Daohong Song, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Nikolaos K. Efremidis and Zhigang Chen, Curved singular beams for three-dimensional particle manipulation.Sci. Rep.5, 12086; doi: 10.1038/srep12086 (2015)
54.Juanying Zhao, I.D. Chremmos, Ze Zhang, Yi Hu, Daohong Song*, Peng Zhang, N. K. Efremidis, Zhigang Chen*. Specially shaped Bessel-like self-accelerating beams along predesigned trajectories, Sci. Bull.(2015) 60(13):1157–1169
53. D. Song, V. Paltoglou, S. Liu, Y. Zhu, D. Gallardo, L. Tang, J. Xu*, M. Ablowitz, N. K. Efremidis, and Z. Chen*, Unveiling pseudospin and angular momentum in photonic graphene, Nature Communications, 6, Article number: 6272 (2015) doi:10.1038/ncomms7272.
52. Yi Hu, A. Tehranchi*, S. Wabnitz, R. Kashyap, Z. Chen, and R. Morandotti* , Improved Intra-Pulse Raman Scattering Control via Asymmetric Airy Pulses, Phys. Rev. Lett., 114,073901 (2015)..
51. S. Xia, D. Song, Y. Zong, L. Tang*, and Z. Chen, Observation of self-trapping and rotation of higher-band gap solitons in two-dimensional photonic lattices, Opt. Express, 23, 4397-4405 (2015).
50. Y. Plotnik†, M. C. Rechtsman†, D. Song†, M. Heinrich, J. M. Zeuner, S. Nolte, N. Malkova, J. Xu, A. Szameit, Z. Chen, and M. Segev , Observation of unconventional edges states in photonic graphene, Nature Material, 13, 57 (2014)
49. X. Qi, K.G. Makris, R. El-Ganainy, P. Zhang, J. Bai, D. N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, Observation of accelerating Wannier-Stark beams in optically induced photonic lattices,Opt. Lett., 39,1065-1068 (2014).
48. K. G. Makris, I. Kaminer, R. El-Ganainy, N. K. Efremidis,Z. Chen, M. Segev, and D.N. Christodoulides , Accelerating diffraction-free beams in photonic lattices, Opt. Lett., 39,2129-2132 (2014).
47. S. Fardad, A. Salandrino, M. Heinrich, P. Zhang, Z. Chen*, and D.N. Christodoulides* , Plasmonic Resonant Solitons in Metallic Nanosuspensions, Nano Letters, 14, 2498-2504 (2014).[website]
46. D. Deng, Y. Gao, J. Zhao, P. Zhang, and Z. Chen*, Three-dimensional nonparaxial beams in parabolic rotational coordinates, Opt. Lett., 38,3934-3936 (2013).
45. Y. Hu, D. Bongiovanni,Z. Chen, and R. Morandotti* , Multi-path multi-component self-accelerating beams through spectrum-engineered position mapping, Phys. Rev. A, accepted (2013).
44. W. Man†,, S. Fardad†,, Z. Zhang†,, J. Prakash, M. Lau, P. Zhang, M. Heinrich, D. N. Christodoulides*, andZ. Chen*, Engineered optical nonlinearities and enhanced light transmission in soft-matter systems with tunable polarizabilities,Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 218302 (2013).
43. M. C. Rechtsman*, Y. Plotnik, J. M. Zeuner, D. Song,Z. Chen, A. Szameit, and M. Segev , Topological Creation and Destruction of Edge States in Photonic Graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett.,111, 103901(2013).
42. Y. Hu, D. Bongiovanni,Z. Chen, and R. Morandotti , Periodic self-accelerating beams by combined phase and amplitude modulation in the Fourier space ,Opt. Lett.,17, 3387(2013).
41. S. Fardad, M. S. Mills, P. Zhang. W. Man,Z. Chen, and D.N. Christodoulides , Interactions between self-channeled optical beams in soft-matter systems with artificial nonlinearities, Opt. Lett.,accepted (2013).
40. Juanying Zhao, Peng Zhang, Dongmei Deng, Jingjiao Liu, Yuanmei Gao, Ioannis D. Chremmos, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Zhigang Chen, Observation of self-accelerating Bessel-like optical beams along arbitrary trajectories, Opt. Lett. , 38,498-500 (2013).
39. Yi Hu, Ming Li, Domenico Bongiovanni, Matteo Clerici, Jianping Yao,Zhigang Chen, José Azaña, and Roberto Morandotti , Spectrum to distance mapping via nonlinear Airy pulses, Opt. Lett. , 38,380-382 (2013).
38、P. Zhang, Y. Hu, T. Li, D. Cannan*, X. Yin, R. Morandotti, Z. Chen, and X. Zhang, Nonparaxial Mathieu and Weber Accelerating Beams, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 193901 (2012).
37. P. Zhang, Yi Hu, D. Cannan*, A. Salandrino, T. Li, R. Morandotti, X. Zhang, and Z. Chen, Generation of linear and nonlinear nonparaxial accelerating beams, Opt. Lett., 37, 2820 (2012).
36. Z. Zhang, D. Cannan*, P. Zhang, J. Liu, D.N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, Observation of trapping and transporting air-borne particles with a single optical beam, Opt. Express ,20, 16212 (2012).
35. Z. Chen, M. Segev, D.N. Christodoulides , Optical spatial solitons: historical overview and recent advances, Invited review paper,Rep. Prog. Phys., 75, xxx (2012).
34. S. Liu, Y. Hu, P. Zhang, X. Gan, C. Lou, D. Song, J. Zhao, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Symmetry-breaking diffraction and dynamic self-trapping in optically induced hexagonal photonic lattices, App. Phys. Lett., 100, 061907 (2012).
33. S. Liu, Y. Hu, P. Zhang, X. Gan, C. Lou, D. Song, J. Zhao, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Tunable self-shifting Bloch modes in anisotropic hexagonal photonic lattices, Opt. Lett., 37, 2184-2186 (2011).
32. J. Yang, P. Zhang, M. Yoshihara*, Y. Hu, and Z. Chen, Image transmission using stable solitons of arbitrary shapes in photonic lattices, Opt. Lett. ,36, 772-744 (2011).
31. J. Wang, A. Miller*, M. Ye, Y. Hu, C. Lou, P. Zhang, and Z. Chen, Nonlinear beam deflection in photonic lattices with negative defects, Phys. Rev. A, 83, 033836 (2011).
30. P. Zhang, Z. Zhang, Jai Prakash, S. Huang*, D. Hernandez*, M. Salazar*, D.N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, Trapping and transporting aerosols with a single optical bottle beam generated by moiré techniques, Opt. Lett., 36, 1491-1493 (2011).
29. S. Liu, Y. Hu, P. Zhang, X. Gan, F. Xiao, C. Lou, D. Song, J. Zhao, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Anomalous interactions of spatial gap solitons in optically induced photonic lattices, Opt. Lett. , 36, 1167-1169 (2011).
28. P. Zhang, N.K. Efremidis, A. Miller*, Peigen Ni, and Z. Chen, Reconfigurable 3D photonic lattices by optical induction for optical control of beam propagation, Appl. Phys. B (2011).
27. P. Zhang, J. Prakash, Z. Zhang, M.S. Mills, N.K. Efremidis, D.N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, Trapping and guiding micro-particles with morphing auto-focusing Airy beams, Opt. Lett. , 36, 2883-2885 (2011).
26. P. Zhang, S. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Yin, C. Lou, Z. Chen, X. Zhang, Plasmonic Airy beams with dynamically controlled trajectories, Opt. Lett. , 36,3191-3193 (2011).
25. Z. Ye, S. Liu, C. Lou, P. Zhang, Y. Hu, D. Song, J. Zhao, Z. Chen, Acceleration control of Airy beams with optically induced refractive-index gradient, Opt. Lett. , 36, 3230-3232 (2011).
24. Y. Hu, S. Huang, P. Zhang, C. Lou, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Persistence and break-down of Airy beams driven by an initial nonlinearity, Opt. Lett. , 35, 3952 (2010).
23. P. Zhang, N. K. Efremidis, A. Miller, Y. Hu, and Z. Chen, Observation of coherent destruction of tunneling and unusual beam dynamics due to negative coupling in three-dimensional photonic lattices, Opt. Lett. , 35, 3252 (2010).
22. P. Zhang, S. Huang, Y. Hu, D. Hernandez, and Z. Chen, Generation and nonlinear self-trapping of optical propelling beams, Opt. Lett. , 35, 3129 (2010).(Featured on cover)
21. Yi Hu, Peng Zhang, Cibo Lou, Simon Huang, Jingjun Xu, and Z. Chen, Optimal control of the ballistic motion of Airy beams, Opt. Lett. , 35, 2260 (2010).
20. P. Zhang, C. Lou, S. Liu, J. Zhao, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Tuning of Bloch modes, diffraction and refraction by two-dimensional lattice reconfiguration, Optics Letters , 35, 892 (2010).
19. Daohong Song, Xiaosheng Wang, Daniel Shuldman, Jiandong Wang, Liqin Tang, Cibo Lou, Jingjun Xu, Jianke Yang, and Z. Chen, Observation of bandgap guidance of optical vortices in a tunable negative defect, Opt. Lett., 35, 2106 (2010).
18. P. Zhang, C. Lou, S. Liu, F. Xiao, J. Zhao, J. Xu, and Z. Chen, Hybrid nonlinearity supported by nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystal, Applied Phys B, 95, 559 (2009).
17. H. Yi, C. Lou, P. Zhang, J. Xu, J. Yang and Z. Chen, Saddle solitons: a balance between bi-diffraction and hybrid nonlinearity, Opt. Letters, 34, 3259 (2009).
16. N. Malkova, I. Hromada, X. Wang, G. Bryant and Z. Chen, Transition between Tamm-like and Shockley-like surface states in optically induced photonic superlattices, Physical Review A, 80, 043806 (2009).
15. K. J. Law, D. Song, P. G. Kevrekidis, J. Xu and Z. Chen, Geometric stabilization of extended S = 2 vortices in two-dimensional photonic lattices: theoretical analysis, numerical computation and experimental results, Physical Review A. 80, 063817 (2009)
14. P. Zhang, S. Liu. J. Zhao, C. Lou, J. Xu and Z. Chen, Optically induced transition between discrete and gap solitons in a nonconventionally biased photorefractive crystals, Opt. Letters, 33, 878 (2008).
13. X. Wang, A. Samodurov, and Z. Chen, Demonstration of surface soliton arrays at the edge of a two-dimensional photonic lattice, Opt. Letters, 33, 1240 (2008).
12. Z. Shi, J. Wang, Z. Chen and J. Yang, “Linear Instability of Two-Dimensional Low-Amplitude Gap Solitons Near Band Edges in Periodic Media, Phys. Rev. A, 78, 063812, (2008).
11. X. Wang, Z. Chen, J. Wang, and J. Yang, Observation of in-band lattice Solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 243901 (2007).
10. C. Lou, X. Wang, J. Xu, Z. Chen, and J. Yang, “Nonlinear Spectrum Reshaping and Gap-Soliton-Train Trapping in Optically Induced Photonic Structures,” Phys. Rev. Lett, 98, 213903 (2007).
9. X. Wang, A.Bezryadina and Z. Chen, K G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, and G. I. Stegeman, “Observation of two-dimensional surface solitons,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 123903 (2007).
8. X. Wang, Z. Chen, and P. G. Kevrekidis, Observation of discrete solitons and soliton rotation in periodic ring lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083904 (2006).
7. J. Yang, and Z. Chen, Defect solitons in optically-induced photonic lattices, Phys. Rev. E 73, 026609 (2006).
6. I. Makasyuk, Z. Chen, and J. Yang, “Bandgap guidance in optically-induced photonic lattices with a negative defect”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 223903 (2006).
5. J. Yang. I. Makasyuk, H. Martin*, P.G. Kevrekidis, B.A. Malomed, D.J. Frantzeskakis, and Z. Chen, Necklace-like solitons in optically induced photonic lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 113902 (2005).
4. P. G. Kevrekidis, Z. Chen, B.A. Malomed, D.J. Frantzeskakis, and M.I. Weinstein. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Photonic Lattices: Theory and Experiment. Phys. Lett. A, accepted (2005).
3. Z. Chen, H. Martin*, E. D. Eugenieva, J. Xu and A. Bezryadina*, Anisoptrophic enhancement of discrete diffraction and discrete soliton trains in partially coherent photonic lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett, 92, 143902 (2004).
2. D.N. Neshev, T.J. Alexander, E.A. Ostrovskaya, and Y.S. Kivshar, H. Martin*, I. Makasyuk and Z. Chen, Observation of discrete vortex solitons in optically-induced photonic lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett, 92, 123903 (2004).
1. P.G. Kevrekidis, B. A. Malomed, Z. Chen, and D.J. Frantzeskakis, Stable higher charge vortices in the discrete nonlinear Schrodinger equation, Phys. Rev. E. 70, 056612 (2004).
Invited Book Chapters
6. Z.Chen, and R. Morandotti eds.,Nonlinear Photonics and Novel Phenomena, Springer Series in Optical Sciences,Vol 171, ISBN 978-1-4614-3537-2 (Springer, 2012).
5. J. Yang, X. Wang, J. Wang and Z. Chen, Light localization by defects in optically induced photonic structures, Invited Book Chapter, in Nonlinearities in Periodic Structures and Metamaterials, C. Denz, S. Flach, and Y. Kivshar ed., (Springer, 2010)
4. Y. Hu, G. A. Siviloglo. P. Zhang, N.K. Efremidis, D. N. Christodoulides, and Z. Chen, Generation and control of accelerating Airy beams, Invited Book Chapter, in Nonlinear Photonics and Novel Phenomena, Z. Chen, and R. Morandotti eds. in press, (Springer, 2012).
3. P. Zhang, Cibo Lou, Yi Hu, Sheng Liu, Jianlin Zhao, Jingjun Xu, and Z. Chen, Spatial beam dynamics mediated by hybrid nonlinearity, Invited Book Chapter, in Nonlinear Photonics and Novel Phenomena, Z. Chen, and R. Morandotti eds. in press, (Springer, 2012).
2. J. Yang,and Z. Chen, Controlling light in reconfigurable photonic lattices, Invited Book Chapter, in Nonlinear Optics and Applications, H. Abdeldayem and D. O. Frazier ed., (Research Signpost, 2007).
1. Z. Chen* and J. Yang, Optical fabrication of photonic lattices for linear and nonlinear control of light, Special Review Book Chapter, in NONLINEAR OPTICS AND APPLICATIONS, H. Abdeldayem ed. (2006)
1. Z. Chen, “Novel phenomena in photonic graphene”, 第十二届全国光学前沿问题讨论会 Nov 17-21, 2017, Chongqing, China [Keynote talk]
2. Z. Chen, “Nonlinear self-action of light through biological suspensions”, The 7th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics2017) July, 2017, Singapore [Keynote talk]
3. Z. Chen, “Frontier in Photonics”, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology,Haifa, Israel, June 2017 [Panel Speaker]
4. Z. Chen, “Nonlinear dynamics in soft-matter systems”, Dynamics Days 2016 Latin America and the Caribbean, October, 2016, Puebla, Mexico [Plenary talk]
5. Z. Chen, D. Song, N. Efremedis, “Pseudospin-mediated topological phenomena in photonic graphene”, SPIE Meeting, Active Photonic Materials VIII, August, 2016, San Diego, CA.
6. Z. Chen, “Pseudospin-mediated phenomena in photonic graphene”, The 7th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META’16), July 2016, Malaga, Spain.
7. Z. Chen, “Nonlinear optics with soft matter”, 8th International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2016), July, 2016, Shanghai, China. [Keynote talk]
8. Z. Chen, “Spatial Solitons in Biological Suspensions”, The fourth international conference on Nonlinear Waves -- Theory and Applications, June 2016, Beijing, China.
9. Z. Chen, “Spatial solitons in soft-matter, National Conference on Optical Solitons, Jinhua, China, November, 2015. [Plenary talk]
10. Z. Chen, “Novel pseudospin-mediated phenomena in photonic graphene”, OSA Topical Conference: the 5th Advances in Optoelectronics and Micro/nano-optics (AOM 15), Hangzhou, China, October, 2015.
11. Z. Chen, “Specially shaped Bessel-like accelerating beams”, Frontiers in Optics (FiO15), San Jose, California, October, 2015.
12. Z. Chen, “Novel Phenomena in Photonic Graphene”, 7th International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2015), July, 2015, Nanjing, China. [Keynote talk]
13. Z. Chen, “Observation of pseudospin-mediated phenomena in photonic graphene”, Photonic North, Ottawa, Canada, June, 2015.
14. Z. Chen, “Deep penetration of light in nonlinear soft-matter”, the Ninth IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory at Athens, GA, April 2015.
15. Z. Chen, “Nonlinear transmission in soft-matter Nano -suspensions”, French-Israeli Symposium on Nonlinear and Quantum Optics (FRISNO), Aussois, France, March 2015.