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Yuge “Esther” Huang

Ph.D. Candidate in Optics & Photonics
      (Advisor: Prof. Shin-Tson Wu)

Email: y.huang@knights.ucf.edu

Phone: (407) 823-4922

Fax:     (407) 823-6880

 

CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
University of Central Florida

4304 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2700

 

 

 

Education:

 

08/2015-Present

Ph.D. in progress, College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida, USA

09/2011-07/2015

B.S. in Physics, School of Physics, Nanjing University (NJU), China

 

Honors & Awards:

 

09/2018

SID Metro Detroit Academic Award

05/2018

SID Student Travel Grant

05/2017

SID Student Travel Grant

05/2016

SID Distinguished Student Paper Award

08/2015

CREOL Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Central Florida

 

Leadership & Services:

 

2017 – 2018

Chair of IEEE Photonics Society Orlando Section

·       Hosted CREOL Open House Event during IEEE Photonics Conference 2017. By organizing lab tours, student poster exhibitions and social hours, we introduced CREOL research to 100+ professionals in photonics and enhanced potential partnerships.

·       Hosted the 1st IEEE Optics & Photonics Demo Design Competition. By encouraging and technical/financial supporting college students, two demonstrations were realized from proposal stage and to be used in outreach programs such as Optics Day and STEM Day.

·       Organized three technical seminars in IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecture series.

·       Stepped up as IEEE Photonics Society Young Professional represent and enhanced communications between different IEEE societies.

2016 – 2017

Vice President of Women in Lasers and Optics (WiLO)

 

 

Journal Publications:

 

1.        R. Chen, Y. Huang, J. Li, M. Hu, J. Li, X. Chen, P. Chen, S.-T. Wu and Z. An, “High-frame-rate liquid crystal phase modulator for augmented reality displaysLiquid Crystals, published online in September 2018. DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2018.1499971.

2.        (Co-first authorG. Tan, Y. Huang, M. C. Li, S. L. Lee, and S. T. Wu, “High dynamic range liquid crystal displays with a mini-LED backlightOpt. Express 26(13), 16572-16584 (2018).

3.        Y. Huang, Z. He, and S. T. Wu, “Fast-response liquid crystal phase modulators for augmented reality displaysOpt. Express 25(26), 32757-32766 (2017).

4.        (Featured paperG. G. Liu, Y. H. Lee, Y. Huang, Z. Zhu, G. Tan, M. Q. Cai, P. P. Li, D. Wang, Y. Li, S. Pang, C. Tu, S. T. Wu and H. T. Wang, “Dielectric broadband meta-vector-polarizers based on nematic liquid crystalAPL Photonics 2, 126102 (2017).

5.        (Review paper) G. Tan, Y. H. Lee, F. Gou, H. Chen, Y. Huang, Y. F. Lan, C. Y. Tsai, and S. T. Wu, “Review on polymer-stabilized short-pitch cholesteric liquid crystal displays," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 493001 (2017).

6.        (OSA NewsY. Huang, H. Chen, G. Tan, H. Tobata, S. I. Yamamoto, E. Okabe, Y. F. Lan, C. Y. Tsai, and S. T. Wu, "Optimized blue-phase liquid crystal for field-sequential-color displays," Opt. Mater. Express 7(2), 641-650 (2017).

7.        H. Chen, G. Tan, Y. Huang, Y. Weng, T. H. Choi, T. H. Yoon and S. T. Wu, “A Low Voltage Liquid Crystal Phase Grating with Switchable Diffraction AnglesSci. Rep. 7, 39923 (2017).

8.        F. Peng, F. Gou, H. Chen, Y. Huang, and S. T. Wu, “A submillisecond-response liquid crystal for color sequential projection displaysJ. Soc. Inf. Disp. 24(4), 241-245 (2016).

9.        (OSA NewsF. Peng, Y. Huang, F. Gou, M. Hu, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu, “High performance liquid crystals for vehicle displaysOpt. Mater. Express 6(3), 717-72 (2016).

 

Conference Proceedings:

 

1.     Y. Huang, Z. He, and S. T. Wu, "New Liquid Crystals Enabling High-Frame-Rate LCoS for Augmented Reality Displays," SID Symp. Dig. 49(1), 589-592 (Los Angeles, California, May 2018).

2.     R. Chen, Y. Huang, J. Li, M. Hu, J. Li, S.T. Wu, and Z. An, "High-birefringence Liquid Crystal for Phase-only Spatial Light Modulators," SID Symp. Dig. 49(1), 674-677 (Los Angeles, California, May 2018).

3.     J.P. Yang, H.M.P. Chen, Y. Huang, S.T. Wu, C. Hsu, L. Ting, and R. Hsu, "Sub-KHz 4000-PPI LCoS Phase Modulator for Holographic Displays," SID Symp. Dig. 49(1), 772-775 (Los Angeles, California, May 2018).

4.     H. Chen, Y. Huang, F. Gou, J.R. Talukder, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and S.T. Wu, "New Nematic LCD with Submillisecond Response Time," SID Symp. Dig. 49(1), 1691-1694 (Los Angeles, California, May 2018).

5.     Y. Huang, H. Chen, G. Tan, H. Tobata, S. I Yamamoto, E. Okabe, Y. F. Lan, C. Y. Tsai, and S. T. Wu, "New blue-phase liquid crystal optimized for color-sequential displays," SID Symp. Dig. 48(1), 486-489 (Los Angeles, California, May 2017).

6.     (Distinguished Student PaperF. Peng, H. Chen, F. Gou, Y. Huang, and S. T. Wu, "A submillisecond-response liquid crystal for color-sequential projection displays," SID Symp. Dig. 47(1), 179-182 (San Francisco, California, May 2016).

7.     F. Peng, Y. Huang, F. Gou, M. Hu, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu, "High Performance Liquid Crystals for Vehicular Displays," SID Symp. Dig. 47(1), 754-756 (San Francisco, California, May 2016).

 

Journal Reviewer Services:

 

Scientific Reports; Photonics Journal; RSC Advances; Applied Physics B; Chinese Optics Letters.

 

Media Coverage:

 

1.     (AIP NewsAdvance in Light Filtering Technology Has Implications for LCD Screens, Lasers and Beyond (2017).

2.     (OSA News ReleaseNovel Liquid Crystal Could Triple Sharpness of Today’s Televisions (2017).

3.     (OSA News Release) New Liquid Crystals Prevent Automobile Touch Screens from Freezing (2016).

 

Skills:

 

Matlab, TechWiz LCD, DIMOS LCD, COMSOL Multiphysics, Zemax, LightTools.

 

Hobbies:

 

Mountain hiking, swimming, cooking, yoga.

 

 

Problems regarding this web site should be directed to Yuge Huang. Last updated: 9/21/2018.