Photonics and Display Group

Tao “Tommy” ZHAN    湛韬

Ph. D. student in Optics

Email: tao.zhan@knights.ucf.edu  

Office: Room 288, CREOL

Phone: (321) 666-0561

Fax: (407) 823-6880

 

CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics,

University of Central Florida,

4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Orlando, Florida 32816-2700

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

08/2016-Present

Ph. D. in progress, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

09/2012-06/2016

B. S., School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

 

Honors & Awards:

2018

Distinguished Student Paper, Society for Information Display

2018

SID Student Travel Grant

2018

Graduate Presentation Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2016

Schwartz Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2016

ORC Doctoral Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2016

Excellent Undergraduate Thesis, Nanjing University

2016

Outstanding Graduate, Nanjing University

2014

Silver Medal, The University Physics Competition, American Physical Society

2013

Outstanding Student Award, Nanjing University

 

Leadership & Service:

09/2017 – 09/2018

Vice President of CREOL Association of Optics Students (CAOS)

09/2017 – 09/2018

Vice President of Society for Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

09/2016 – 09/2017

Secretary of Society for Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

09/2016 – 09/2017

Webmaster of Society for IEEE Photonics Society UCF Student Chapter

 

Publications:

1.       T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, J. Xiong, G. Tan, K. Yin, J. Yang, S. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “High-efficiency switchable optical elements for advanced head-up displays,” J. SID 27(4), 223-231 (2019).

2.      Y. Li, Y. Liu, S. Li, P. Zhou, T. Zhan, Q. Chen, Y. Su, and S. T. Wu, “Single-exposure fabrication of tunable Pancharatnam-Berry devices using a dye-doped liquid crystal,” Opt. Express 27(6), 9054-9060 (2019).

3.      R. Chen, Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, K. Yin, Z. An, and S. T. Wu, “Multi-stimuli-responsive self-organized liquid crystal Bragg gratings,” Adv. Opt. Mater.  7, 1900101 (2019).

4.      (Review paper) Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Prospects and challenges in augmented reality displays,” Virtual Reality and Intelligence Hardware 1(1), 10-20 (2019).

5.      (Invited paper) T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, G. Tan, J. Xiong, K. Yin, F. Gou, J. Zou, N. Zhang, D. Zhao, J. Yang, S. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Pancharatnam-Berry optical elements for head-up and near-eye displays,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(5), D52-D65 (2019).

6.      T. Zhan, J. Xiong, Y. H. Lee, R. Chen, and S. T. Wu, “Fabrication of Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements with highly stable polarization holography,” Opt. Express 27(3), 2632-2642 (2019).

7.      T. Zhan, J. Xiong, Y. H. Lee, and S. T. Wu, “Polarization-independent Pancharatnam-Berry phase lens system,” Opt. Express 26(26), 35026-35033 (2018).

8.     G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, J. Xiong, and S. T. Wu, “Polarization-multiplexed multi-plane displayOpt. Lett. 43(22), 5651-5654 (2018).

9.      G. Tan, Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, J. Yang, S. Liu, D. F. Zhao, and S. T. Wu, “Foveated imaging for near-eye displays,” Opt. Express 26(19), 25076-25085 (2018).

10.  T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, and S. T. Wu, “High-resolution additive light field near-eye display by switchable Pancharatnam–Berry phase lenses,” Opt. Express 26(4), 4863-4872 (2018).

11.   Y. H. Lee, G. Tan, K. Yin, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Compact see-through near-eye display with depth adaption,” J. SID 26(2), 64-70 (2018).

12.  (Review paper) Y. H. Lee, G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. Weng, G. Liu, F. Gou, F. Peng, N.V. Tabiryan, S. Gauza, and S. T. Wu, “Recent progress in Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements and the applications for virtual/augmented realities,” Optical Data Processing and Storage 3, 79-88 (2017).

13.  F. Gou, F. Peng, Q. Ru, Y. H. Lee, H. Chen, Z. He, T. Zhan, K. L. Vodopyanov, and S. T. Wu, “Mid-wave infrared beam steering based on high-efficiency liquid crystal diffractive waveplates,” Opt. Express 25(19), 22404-22410 (2017).

14.  Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Enhancing the resolution of a near-eye display with Pancharatnam−Berry phase deflector,” Opt. Lett. 42(22), 4732-4735 (2017).

 

Conference Proceedings:

1.          G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, J. Xiong and S. T. Wu, “Near-eye light field display with polarization multiplexing,” Proc. SPIE 10942, Advances in Display Technologies IX 10942, 1094206 (Feb 2019, San Francisco, California).

2.         R. Sampson, H. Liu, X. Su, B. Huang, J. C. A. Zacarias, T. Zhan, R. A. Correa and G. Li, “Turbulence-resistant free-space communication using few-mode pre-amplifiers,” Proc. SPIE 10947, Next-Generation Optical Communication: Components, Sub-Systems, and Systems VIII, 1094707 (Feb 2019, San Francisco, California).

3.         (Distinguished Student Paper) Y.H. Lee, G. Tan, K. Yin, T. Zhan, and S.T. Wu, “Compact Seethrough Neareye Display with Depth Adaption,” SID Symp. Digest 49(1), 1060-1063 (May 2018, Los Angeles, California).

4.         T. Zhan, Y.H. Lee, and S.T. Wu, “Doubling the Pixel Density of Neareye Displays,” SID Symp. Digest 49(1), 13-16 (May 2018, Los Angeles, California).

Patents:

1.       Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, G. Tan, F. Gou, F. Peng and S.T. Wu, “Optical display system with enhanced resolution, methods and applications,” US Patent 10,115,327 B1 (Oct. 30, 2018)

2.      S. Chen, J. Li, T. Zhan, H. Gao, and Y. Pan, “Dust devil simulation platform,” CN Patent CN203837898U (May. 07, 2014)

 

Skills:

Electromagnetic simulation: RCWA [MATLAB], FEM [COMSOL Multiphysics], FDTD [Lumerical FDTD], Rsoft…

Optical design: LightTools (Synopsys), Zemax, Code V

Optical thin film coating: TFCalc

Code programming: MATLAB, R, C, Python

 

Hobbies:

Sports (volleyball, badminton, soccer…), Photography (landscape), Gardening, Cooking, Travelling.

 

 

Useful Links:

Prof. S. T. Wu’s Homepage, CREOL

 

Problems regarding this web site should be directed to Tao ZHAN. Last updated: 4/10/2019.