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Liang Houkun (Dr)
Scientist II
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Precision Measurements

Houkun Liang received his B. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2007 and 2011 respectively. After graduation, he joined the optics team in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) in 2011. He did his postdoctoral research in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Franz Kartner group from 2014 to 2016.

Research Interest:ultrafast lasers, nonlinear optics, random lasers

Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Sep 2011
B.Eng., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 2007

  1. H. K. Liang, Peter Krogen, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, Franz X. Kärtner, and Kyung-Han Hong,*Phase-stable sub-single-cycle pulse synthesizer from mid-infrared parametric amplifier’, Nat. Comm. in press.

  2. P. Krogen , H. Suchowski , H. k. Liang , N. Flemens , K.-H. Hong, F. X. Kärtner, J. MosesGeneration and Arbitrary Shaping of Intense Single-Cycle Pulses in the Mid-Infrared’, Nat. Photon. 11 222 (2017).

  3. H. K. Liang, Darshana L. Weerawarne, Peter Krogen, R. I. Grynko, C-J Lai, B. Shim, Franz X. Kärtner and Kyung-Han Hong,*, ‘Mid-infrared laser filaments in air at a kHz repetition rate’, Optica 3, 678 (2016)

  4. H. K. Liang, P. R. Krogen, R. Grynko, O. Novak, C. L. Chang, G. J. Stein, D. Weerawarne, B. Shim, F. X. Kartner, K. H. Hong, ‘3-octave supercontinuum Generation and sub-2-cycle Self-compression of mid-IR filemants in Dielectrics’, Optics Lett., 40, 1069 (2015)

  5. H. K. Liang, B. Meng, G. Liang, J. Tao, Y. Chong, Q. J. Wang, and Y. Zhang, ‘Electrically pumped mid-infrared random laser’, Adv. Mater., 102, 031119 (2013).

  6. G. Liang, H. K Liang, Y. Zhang, S. P. Khanna, L. Li, A. G. Davies, E. Linfield, D. F. Lim, C. S. Tan, S. F. Yu, H. C. Liu, and Q. J. Wang, ‘Single-mode surface-emitting concentric-circular-grating terahertz quantum cascade lasers’, App. Phys. Lett. 102, 031119 (2013).

  7. H. K. Liang, S. F. Yu, X. F. Li, S. Z. Ma and H. Y. Yang ‘An index-guided ZnO random laser array’, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 23, 522, (2011).

  8. H. K. Liang, S. F. Yu, and H. Y. Yang, 'ZnO random laser diode arrays for stable single-mode operation at high power', Applied Physics Letters, 97, 241107, (2010).

  9. H. K. Liang, S. F. Yu, and H. Y. Yang, ' Edge-emitting ultraviolet n-ZnO:Al/i-ZnO/p-GaN heterojunction light-emitting diode with a rib waveguide ', Optics Express, 18, 3687 (2010).

  10. H. K. Liang, S. F. Yu, and H. Y. Yang, 'Directional and controllable edge-emitting ZnO ultraviolet random laser diodes ', Applied Physics Letters, 96, 101116, (2010).

Awards:Best Research Project Award, SIMTech, 2013
A-STAR International Fellowship, 2011