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Lin Zhu

Lin ZhuProfessor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. - 2008, California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
M.S. - 2004, California Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
M.S. - 2003, Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering  
B.S. - 2000, Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
Office: 201 Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.656.4381
Fax: 864.656.5910

Research Group Website

Dr. Lin Zhu obtained the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology in 2008. While at Caltech, his work mainly focused on the modal control of high power, broad area semiconductor lasers using photonic periodic nanostructures. Dr. zhu’s current research interests include high power, high beam quality diode laser arrays, beam combining, optomechanics, and plasmonic devices. His work has been funded by many federal and state agencies, including ARO, DARPA, NSF, SC Space Grant, SC EPSCoR/IDeA, and ORAU. Dr. Lin Zhu was the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, ARO Young Investigator Award, and ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. He has served on the technical committee of IEEE/OSA CLEO conferences.

Research Interests

  • Nanophotonics
    - Optical microcavity and photonic crystal lasers
    - Generate, modulate, switch and delay light in semiconductor and polymer materials
    - Plasmonics and Metamaterials
  • Hybrid integration of optical devices and systems
  • Optical periodic structures and coupled resonators
  • High power solid-state and fiber lasers
  • THz optics