Weidong Zhou

Silicon Thin Film


University of Texas at Arlington

500 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76019, USA

Email: wzhou@uta.edu  



   Professor Weidong Zhou obtained his BS and ME degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduation, he worked at CIENA Corporation on active photonic devices and integrated systems for optical fiber communication systems. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Dr. Zhou has authored and co-authored over 400 journal publications and conference presentations, including ~ 140 invited conference talks and seminar talks. He has 6 issued US patents with a few more pending. He also published one book and 5 book chapters. Dr. Zhou and his group have made significant contributions in the areas of photonic crystal laser scaling for energy efficient integrated photonics and micro transfer printing of semiconductor nanomembranes for heterogeneous integration of compound semiconductor materials with silicon, for integrated silicon photonics and flexible optoelectronics. The work has been published in very high impact factor journals such as Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Nature Bioengineering, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, etc.

   Dr. Zhou is a fellow of SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics) and a fellow of Optica (Formerly the Optical Society), a senior member of IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and a member of APS (American Physical Society), Sigma Xi, and AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science). He is also very active in professional societies, serving as general conference chairs or committee chairs as well as in journal editorial boards. Dr. Zhou's major awards include UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars (2016), UTA Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishment Award (2015), IEEE/LEOS (Photonics) Society Graduate Student Fellowship award (2000), Tsinghua University Outstanding Graduate Award (Gold medal, 1993), Outstanding ("San-Hao") Student of Beijing City (1992), etc.




Abstract for Presentation

Photonic Crystal Silicon Membrane Optoelectronics



    Based on Fano resonances in photonic crystal membranes, a range of optical properties can be utilized towards novel optoelectronic devices on silicon, glass, and flexible substrates. [1-5] In this talk, I will review progresses made in this field, with focus on membrane laser scaling, high speed modulators, and optical sensors for gas analysis.






[1]  W. Zhou and S. Fan, Photonic Crystal Metasurface Optoelectronics: Elsevier Science, 2019.

[2]  M. Pan, Z. Liu, A. R. K. Kalapala, Y. Chen, Y. Sun, and W. Zhou, "Complete 2p phase control by photonic crystal slabs," Optics Express, vol. 29, pp. 40795-40804, 2021/12/06 2021.

[3]  P. Biswas, C. Zhang, Y. Chen, Z. Liu, S. Vaziri, W. Zhou, et al., "A Portable Micro-Gas Chromatography with Integrated Photonic Crystal Slab Sensors on Chip," Biosensors, vol. 11, p. 326, 2021.

[4]  J. Shin, Z. Liu, W. Bai, Y. Liu, Y. Yan, Y. Xue, et al., "Bioresorbable optical sensor systems for monitoring of intracranial pressure and temperature," Science Advances, vol. 5, p. eaaw1899, 2019.

[5]  W. Zhou, S.-C. Liu, X. Ge, D. Zhao, H. Yang, C. Reuterskiöld-Hedlund, et al., "On-chip photonic crystal surface-emitting membrane lasers," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 25, pp. 1-11, 2019.