Additive manufacturing on silica optical fibers
Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technology is introduced into silica optical fiber fabrication. Collaborating with the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney, we successfully fabricated single mode optical fibers, bismuth and erbium co-doped multicore optical fibers using this technology. It breaks through the limitations of traditional chemical vapor deposition preform fabrication technology, with precisely centering the fiber core for step index optical fibers and avoiding complex manufacturing processes of stack and draw for microstructure optical fibers. AM technology can not only simplify the production of these optical fibers but also enables designs and applications that were impossible by making full use of material inclusiveness and structural variety. It stretches the possibilities of optical fiber design and broadens future applications of optical fiber sensing, for example, fabricating hybrid fibers integrating both optics and electronic components.
Jianzhong Zhang Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, P.R. ChinaJianzhong ZhangKey Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, P.R. China
PhD 2007, M.Sc 2004, Optical Engineering (Optical Fiber Sensors), Harbin Engineering University & University of New South Wales.
BSc 2000, Condensed matter Physics, Lanzhou University, China.
Scientific research and academic work experience
2019- Associate director, Academy of Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, China
2019- Deputy director, Key Lab of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry of Education, China
2016-2019：Vice dean, School of Science, Harbin Engineering University, China
2012-2013: Senior scholar, University of New South Wales, Australia
2011-: Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China
2007-2011: Associate Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China
2004-2006: Lecturer, Harbin Engineering University, China
Research and Achievements:
1 Books (co-editor), 3 Book Chapters,
>180 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers
>20 Invited talks
Total research funding > 15 million RMB, Including 5 National Science Foundation and 5 Industry Research Funding in optical fiber related technologies. He has been conducting leading research in optical fiber devices and sensing technologies.
Honors and Awards
2020 Committee member of Chinese society for optical engineering, China
2017 External co-supervisor, UTM, Malaysia
2016 Sakura visiting professor, UEC, Japan
2014 International Visitor Leadership, U.S.A
2013 External co-supervisor, UNSW, Australia
2013 Youth backbone teacher, Heilongjiang province, China
2012 Promising young teacher, Heilongjiang province, China