Cun-Zheng Ning

ASU Directory Profile

Personal Webpage

GWC 614

Research expertise
Nanophotonics, nanowires, surface plasmons and nanolasers,, nanomaterials detectors and solar cells, modeling and simulation of optoelectronic devices, quantum optics and two-photon lasers, geometric phases, stochastic resonances

Cun-Zheng Ning joined ASU in 2006 as a full professor from NASA Ames Research Center and University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of University of California, where he was a senior scientist, group leader in nanophotonics and task manager in nanotechnology. He was an ISSP visiting professor at University of Tokyo in 2006. In 2013 he was a guest professor at Technical University Berlin and Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Ning has published over 170 journal papers and given over 150 invited, plenary, or colloquium talks. He holds three U.S. patents with two pending. He was an associate editor of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (2001-2003) and a guest editor of several special issues of IEEE and OSA journals. He has served as chair or a committee member of several IEEE and OSA conferences.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Recognition and awards
CSC Technical Excellence Award, 2003
CSC Civil Group Presidential Award, 2001
MRJ Award for Technical Achievement, 2000
NASA Group Achievement Award, 1999
NASA Space Act Patent Award, 2005, 2007
IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2007-2009

Fellow of the Optical Society, fellow of IEEE, fellow of Electromagnetics Academy

Selected Publications

C.Z. Ning, What is Laser Threshold? IEEE J. Select. Top. Quant. Electron., 1503604, 19 (2013)

C.Z. Ning, Semiconductor nanolasers (A tutorial), Phys. Stat. Sol. B247, 774-788, 2010

K. Ding, M. Hill, Z.C. Liu, L. J. Yin, P. J. van Veldhoven, and C.Z. Ning, Record performance of electrical injection subwavelength metallic-cavity semiconductor lasers at room temperature, Opt. Express, 21, 4728(2013)

C.Z. Ning, Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers, in J.J. Coleman, A.C. Bryce, C.Jagadish, editors: Semiconductors and Semimetals, Vol. 86, Academic Press, 2012, pp.455-486

Debin Li and C. Z. Ning, “All-semiconductor active plasmonic system in mid-infrared wavelengths,” Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 15, pp. 14594-14603, 2011.

Hua Wang, Minghua Sun, Kang Ding, Martin T. Hill, and Cun-Zheng Ning, “A top-down approach to fabrication of high quality vertical heterostructure nanowire arrays,” Nano Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1646-1650, 2011

K. Ding and C. Z. Ning, Metallic subwavelength-cavity semiconductor nanolaser. (an invited review). Light: Science and Applications (Nature Publishing), 1(7),e20(2012)