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:

2020

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

2020

JSID Outstanding Student Paper of the Year Award

2020

First Place in SPIE AR|VR|MR Optical Design Challenge    

2019

Best Paper Award in International Display Workshop

2018-20

Distinguished Student Paper Award, SID International Symposium

2017

First place in Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, CREOL, University of Central Florida

2016

Schwartz Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2016

ORC Doctoral Fellowship, University of Central Florida

2016

Outstanding Graduate, Nanjing University

2014

Silver Medal in University Physics Competition

 

Publications:

1.       T. Zhan, J. Xiong, G. Tan, and S. T. Wu, “Absorption-based polarization gratings,” Opt. Express 28(9), 13907-13912 (2020).

2.      J. Xiong, G. Tan, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Wide-view augmented reality display with diffractive cholesteric liquid crystal lens array,” J. Soc. Inf. Disp. 28(5), 450-456 (2020).

3.      J. Zou, T. Zhan, J. Xiong, and S. T. Wu, “Increasing the pixel density for VR displays with a polarization grating,” J. Soc. Inf. Disp. 28(4) 315-323 (2020).

4.      J. He, Z. He, A. Towers, T. Zhan, H. Chen, L. Zhou, C. Zhang, R. Chen, T. Sun, A. J. Gesquiere, S. T. Wu, and Y. Dong, “Ligand assisted swelling-deswelling microencapsulation (LASDM) for stable, color tunable perovskite-polymer composites,” Nanoscale Adv. 2(5), 2034-2043 (2020).

5.      T. Zhan, J. Xiong, J. Zou, and S. T. Wu, “Multifocal displays: review and prospect,” PhotoniX 1, 10 (2020).

6.      Y. Li, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Flat cholesteric liquid crystal polymeric lens with low f-number,” Opt. Express 28(4), 5875-5882 (2020).

7.      J. Zou, T. Zhan, J. Xiong, and S. T. Wu, “Broadband wide-view Pancharatnam–Berry phase deflector,” Opt. Express 28(4), 4921-4927 (2020).

8.     T. Zhan, J. Zou, J. Xiong, X. Liu, H. Chen, J. Yang, S. Liu, Y. Dong, and S. T. Wu, “Practical chromatic aberration correction in virtual reality displays enabled by large-size ultra-broadband liquid crystal polymer lenses,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 8(2), 1901360 (2020).

9.      J. Xiong, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “A versatile method for fabricating Pancharatnam-Berry micro-optical elements,” Opt. Express 27(20), 27831-27840 (2019).

10.  T. Zhan, J. Zou, M. Lu, E. Chen, and S. T. Wu, “Wavelength-multiplexed multi-focal-plane see-through near-eye displays,” Opt. Express 27(20), 27507-27513 (2019).

11.   Z. He, G. Gou, R. Chen, K. Yin, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, ‘‘Liquid Crystal Beam Steering Devices: Principles, Recent Advances, and Future Developments,” Crystals 9(6), 292 (2019).

12.  T. Zhan, J. Xiong, G. Tan, Y. H. Lee, J. Yang, S. Liu, and S. T. Wu, ‘‘Enhancing near-eye display resolution by polarization multiplexing,”Opt. Express 27(11), 15327-15334 (2019).

13.  (JSID outstanding student paper of the year) 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).

14.  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).

15.  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).

16.  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).

17.   (OSA Spotlight on Optics) 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 [invited],” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(5), D52-D65 (2019).

18.  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).

19.  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).

20. G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee, J. Xiong, and S. T. Wu, ‘‘Polarization-multiplexed multi-plane display,” Opt. Lett. 43(22), 5651-5654 (2018).

21.  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).

22. 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).

23. (JSID outstanding student paper of the year) 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).

24. 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).

25. 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).

26. 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.          (Invited talk) T. Zhan, J. Zou, M. Lu, E. Chen, and S.T. Wu, Wavelength-multiplexed multifocal displays, Proc. SPIE 11304, Advances in Display Technologies X, 1130408 (Feb 2020, San Francisco, California).

2.         (First place in SPIE AR/VR/MR optical design challenge) T. Zhan, J. Zou, J. Xiong, X. Liu, H. Chen, S. Liu, Y. Dong, and S. T. Wu, Planar optics enables chromatic aberration correction in immersive near-eye displays, Proc. SPIE 11310, Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR), 1131003 (Feb 2020, San Francisco, California).

3.         (Invited talk) T. Zhan, J. Xiong, J. Zou, G. Tan, and S.T. Wu, “Emerging Near-eye Displays with Pancharatnam-Berry Optical Elements,” International Display Workshop, LCT2-3 (Nov. 2019, Sapporo, Japan).

4.         J. Xiong, G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. H. Lee and S.T. Wu, “Four-Plane Near-Eye Display without Sacrificing the Frame Rate,” SID Symp. Digest 50(1), 620-623 (May 2019, San Jose, California).

5.         Y. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Li, S. Li, P. Zhou, T. Zhan, Q. Chen, Y. Su and S.T. Wu, “Single-exposure fabrication of geometry phase optical elements with arbitrary wavefronts,” SID Symp. Digest 50(1), 1866-1869 (May 2019, San Jose, California).

6.         R. Chen, Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, K. Yin, Z. An and S.T. Wu, “Fast-response polarization volume gratings for AR/VR displays,” SID Symp. Digest 50(1), 838-841 (May 2019, San Jose, California).

7.         (Distinguished Student Paper) 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,” SID Symp. Digest 50(1), 676-679 (May 2019, San Jose, California).

8.        G. Tan, Y.H. Lee, T. Zhan, J. Yang, S. Liu, D. Zhao and S.T. Wu, “Near-eye Foveated Display for Achieving Human Visual Acuity,” SID Symp. Digest 50(1), 624-627 (May 2019, San Jose, California).

9.         (First place in SPIE AR/VR/MR optical design challenge) 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).

10.     R. Sampson, H. Liu, X. Su, B. Huang, J. C. A. Zacarias, T. Zhan, R. A. Correa and G. Li, “a 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).

11.      (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).

12.     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, G. Tan, T. Zhan, K. Yin, J. Xiong, S. T. Wu, S. Liu, J. Yang, “Optical display system, method and applications” US Patent Application 62/888,573 (Aug. 19, 2019).

2.      T. Zhan, J. Zou, S. T. Wu, S. Liu, J. Yang, “Optical display system with reduced aberrations,” US Patent Application 62/882,650 (Aug. 5, 2019).

3.      T. Zhan, J. Xiong, G. Tan, Y. H. Lee, S. T. Wu, S. Liu, J. Yang, “Optical display system with increased pixel density,” US Patent Application 62/808,408 (Feb. 21, 2019).

4.      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).

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

 

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

 

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, Python, R, C

 

 

Hobbies:

Sports (volleyball, badminton, soccer, weight training), photography (landscape), moxibustion.

 

Useful Links:

Prof. S. T. Wu’‘s Homepage, CREOL

 

Problems regarding this web site should be directed to Tao ZHAN.