Prof. Dr. Sheng-Lung HUANG​

Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University,Taiwan

Sheng-Lung Huang, Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University, is visiting the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy as ASP Visiting Professor in May 2014. During his stay he will give two lectures.

Sheng-Lung Huang received the B.S. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University in 1986, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He joined the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics (GIPO) and the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University in 2006. He served as the Chairman/Director of GIPO from August 2007 to July 2010. Prior to joining the National Taiwan University, he served as Chairman/Director of the Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University from April 2003 to Jan. 2006. His expertise is on fiber based photonics and tomography technology.
Dr. Huang is a senior member of the IEEE. He served as the Chairman of the IEEE Photonics Society Taipei Chapter, 2005 - 2006, and was a Topical Editor of Optics Letters in the area of optical measurements, components, and devices, 2005 - 2011. He has served as a steering board member of the European Master of Science in Photonics (EMSP) consortium. Dr. Huang was the recipient of Ministry of Education Outstanding University/Industry Cooperation Award, 1997. He has jointly awarded with his students on Chimei Innovation Excellence Award (2010) and Optical Communications Elite Award (2005).

Fields of specialty:

  • Broadband light sources for optical coherence tomography
  • Crystalline fiber based lasers and amplifiers

Lecture 1: Cellular-Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography

Time: May 6, 2014, 15:30-17:30
Place: Sitzungssaal IPHT, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena

All living things are made of cells. Most living organisms are single cells; others, such as human bodies, are vast multicellular cities with an aggregation of more than 10 billion cells. Non-invasive and high speed imaging of cells and tissues with sub-micron resolution could help unveil functions of living organisms, and facilitate early disease/cancer diagnosis, new drug development, etc. This lecture will start from a brief introduction of the optical coherence tomography technology, followed by examples of single cell analyses, in vivo epidermis and dermis evaluation, and end up with clinical scleroderma early diagnosis.

Lecture 2: Crystal Fiber Based Broadband Light Sources

Time: May 14, 2014, 16:00-17:30
Place: Lecture Hall, Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, 07745 Jena

Crystals have been widely used in applications such as lasers and nonlinear optics. Drawing crystal into fiber (note: not the photonic crystal fiber) has the advantage for continuous wave and high brightness light source generation where the heat from quantum defect can be dissipated through the fiber surface effectively. To generate broadband emissions for sensing/imaging applications, cladded active crystal fibers from visible to infrared wavelength ranges have been developed. Crystal fibers with various cladding techniques and materials to reduce the mode numbers, enable cladding pump, and increase damage threshold will be discussed in the lecture. Crystal fiber based tunable laser and optical amplifier will also be addressed.