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Chunfeng Zhang, PhD

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Postdoc Scholar

Center for Neural Engineering
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics
212 Earth-Engineering Science Building,
Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA, 16802.
Voice: (814) 206-6850
Fax: (814) 865-6161


Ph.D. Physics (2002-2007), Fudan University, China
Thesis title: Nonlinear optically pumping of lasing in ZnO nanostuctures.
B.Sc Physics (1999-2002), Fudan University, China


2007—, Postdoc Scholar, Department of Engineering Science and Mechnics and Center of Neuroscience Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University
2006, Visiting scholar, Christian Doppler Lab for Surface Optics, University of Linz, Austria



  • Optical sensors for analyte measurement in neural tissue;
  • Nonlinear Optics;
  • Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy


  • Zhang CF, Xu J, Zhu T, Zhang F, Tan ZA, Schiff SJ, “Quantum efficiency of stimulated emission in colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots”, Phys. Rev. B 80, 035333 (2009)
  • Zhang CF, Zhang F, Sun XW, Yang Y, Wang J, Xu J, “Frequency up-converted whispering gallery mode lasing in ZnO hexagonal nanodisks”,Opt. Lett. 2009
  • Zhang CF, Zhang F, Xu J, Wang AY, “Frequency up-converted lasing of nanocrystal quantum dots in microbeads”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2009.
  • Zhang CF, Zhang F, Xia T, Kumar N, Hahm J, Liu J, Wang ZL, Xu J, “Low threshold two-photon pumped ZnO nanowire lasers”, Opt. Express 17, 7893 (2009).
  • Dong ZW, Yang XC, Li ZH, Xu JX, Liu KJ, Zhang CF, You GJ, Yan YL, Qian SX, “Ultrafast dynamics of copper nanoparticles embedded in soda-lime silicate glass fabricated by ion exchange”, Thin Solid Film 517, 6046 (2009).
  • Tan ZA, Zhu T, Thein M, Gao S, Cheng A, Zhang F, Zhang CF, Su HP, Wang JK, Henderson R, Hahm JI, Xu J, “Integration of Planar and Bulk Heterojunctions in Polymer/Nanocrystal Hybrid Photovoltaic Cells”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 063510 (2009).
  • Tan ZA, Xu J, Zhang CF, Zhu T, Zhang F, Hedrick B, Pickering S, Wu J, Su HP, Gao S, Wang AY, Kimball B, Ruzyllo J, Dellas NS, Mohney SE, “Colloid nanocrystal-based light-emitting diodes fabricated on plastic toward flexible quantum dot optoelectronics”, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 034312 (2009).
  • Zhang CF, Zhang F, Zhu T, Cheng A, Xu J, Zhang Q, Mohney SE, Henderson RH, Wang YA, “Two-photon-pumped lasing from colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots”, Opt. Lett. 33, 2437 (2008).
  • Zhang CF, Zhang F, Qian SX, Kumar N, Hahm JI, and Xu J, “Multi-photon absorption induced amplified spontaneous emission from biocatalyst-synthesized ZnO nanorods”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 233116 (2008).
  • Dong ZW, Zhang CF, Liu KJ, Yan YL, Deng H, and Qian SX, “Multi-photon excitation in ZnO materials”, Frontier of Physics in China, 3, 181 (2008).
  • Zhang CF, Dong ZW, Liu KJ, Yan YL, Qian SX, and Deng H, “Multiphoton absorption pumped ultraviolet stimulated emission from ZnO microtubes”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 142109 (2007).
  • Dong ZW, Zhang CF, You GJ, Qiu XQ, Liu KJ, Yan YL, and Qian SX, “Multi-photon excitation UV emission by femtosecond pulse and nonlinearity in ZnO single crystal”, J. Phys. -Condens. Matt. 19,216202 (2007).
  • You GJ, Zhou P, Zhang CF, Dong ZW, Chen LY, & Qian SX, “Ultrafast third-order nonlinear optical response of Cu:Bi2O3 nanocomposite films”, Physica B, 393, 188 (2007).
  • You GJ, Zhou P, Dong ZW, Zhang CF, Chen LY, & Qian SX, “Femtosecond third-order optical nonlinearity of Au:Bi2O3 nanocomposite films”, Chin. Phys. Lett., 24, 730(2007).
  • Dong ZW, You GJ, Zhou P, Zhang CF, Liu KJ, Yan YL, & Qian SX, “Heat treatment effect on the ultrafast dynamics and nonlinear optical properties of Ag:Si3N4 nanocerments”, J.Phys.D-Appl.Phys. 39, 4766(2006).
  • Zhang CF, Dong ZW, You GJ, Qian SX, & Deng H, “Multi-photon route to ZnO nanowire lasers”, Opt. Lett. 31,3345(2006).
  • Zhang CF, Dong ZW, You GJ, Zhu RY, Qian SX, Deng H, Cheng H, & Wang JC., “Femtosecond pulse excited two-photon photoluminescence and second harmonic generation in ZnO nanowires”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 042117(2006).
  • Dong ZW, Zhang CF, Deng H, You GJ, & Qian SX, “Raman spectrum of a single micrometer-sized tubular ZnO”, Mater. Chem. Phys. 99 160(2006).
  • Zhang CF, Dong ZW, You GJ, Qian SX, Deng H, Gao H, Yang LP, & Li Y, “Observation of two-photon induced photoluminescence of ZnO microtubes”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 051920 (2005).
  • You GJ, Zhou P, Zhang CF, Dong ZW, Chen LY, & Qian SX, “Ultrafast nonlinear optical response of silver/bismuth oxide nanocomposite films with different silver concentrations”, J. Lumin. 119, 370(2006).
  • You GJ, Zhou P, Zhang CF, Dong ZW, Yang F, Du ZL, Chen LY, & Qian SX, “Ultrafast studies on the energy relaxation dynamics and the concentration dependence in Ag:Bi2O3 nanocomposite films”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 413,162(2005).
  • Zhang CF, Liu Y, You GJ, Li B, Shi JL, & Qian SX, “Linear and ultrafast nonlinear optical response of Au:TiO2 composite nanoparticle films”, Physica B 357,3344 (2005).
  • Zhang CF, You GJ, Dong ZW, Liu Y, Ma GH, & Qian SX, “Off-resonant third-order optical nonlinearity of Ag:TiO2 composite film”, Chin.Phys.Lett. 22, 205(2005).

Conference Proceedings (selected)

  • Zhang CF et al., “Energy transfer pumped efficienct infrared colloid quantum dot light emitting diodes”, EMC 2009.
  • Zhang CF et al., “Frequency up-converted lasing of nanocrystal quantum dots in microbeads”, CLEO 2009.
  • Zhang CF et al., “Two-/three-photon pumped ultraviolet nanorod lasers”, CLEO 2008.
  • Zhang CF et al., “Multiphoton route to ultraviolet nanowire lasers”, CLEO 2007.
  • Zhang CF, and Qian SX, “Two-photon induced ultraviolet semiconductor laser assisted by the Rabi flopping”, CLEO 2006.
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