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Ying-Chih Chen 

Department of Physics
Hunter College of CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York NY 10065


    • Tianjie Chen, Shaoguang Duan, and Y.C. Chen, “Electrodynamics analysis on coherent perfect absorber and phase-controlled optical switch” Journal of Optical Society of America, A, 29, 689-693 (2012). PDF
    • Fanting Kong, Ronald Silverman, Liping Liu, P. V. Chitnis, Kotik K. Lee, and Y.C. Chen, "Photoacoustic-guided convergence of light through optically diffusive media", Opt. Lett. 36, 203 (2011).   PDF
    • Ronald H. Silverman, Fanting Kong, Harriet O. Lloyd,Y. C. Chen, “Fine-resolution photoacoustic imaging of the eye”, Imaging and Sensing 2010, edited by Alexander A. Oraevsky, Lihong V. Wang, Proc. of SPIE,  Vol. 7564, 75640Y  (2010) PDF
    • R H. SILVERMAN, FANTING KONG, Y. C. CHEN, HARRIET O. LLOYD, HYUNG HAM KIM, JONATHAN M. CANNATA,  K. KIRK SHUNG,  and D. JACKSON COLEMAN, HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGING OF OCULAR TISSUES, "High-resolution photoacoustic imaging of Ocular tissues", Ultrasound in Med. & Biol., Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 733–742, (2010)  PDF
    • Fanting Kong, Y. C. Chen,  Harriet O. Lloyd,  Ronald H. Silverman,  Hyung Ham Kim,  Jonathan M. Cannataand K. Kirk Shung, “High-resolution photoacoustic imaging with focused laser and ultrasonic beams”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 033902 (2009).  PDF
    • Fanting Kong, Liping Liu, Yi Zhou, Shou-Huan Zhou , Y.C. Chen, “ Phase locking of short-pulse Q-switched lasers” . Opt. Commun. 282, 1622 (2009). PDF
    • Fanting Kong, Liping Liu, Charlotte Sanders, Y. C. Chen,  and Kotik K. Lee, “ Phase locking of nanosecond pulses in a passively Q-switched two-element fiber laser array”, Appl. Phys. Lett.,  90, 151110  (2007).  PDF
    • Liping Liu, Yi Zhou, Fanting Kong, Y.C. Chen and K. K. Lee, “Phase locking in fiber laser arrays with varying path lengths”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 85, Nov.28 (2004). PDF
    • Yi Zhou, Liping Liu, Candice Etson, Yonantan Abranyos, Angela Padilla, and Y.C. Chen, “Phase locking of a two-dimensional laser array by controlling the far field pattern”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 84, 3025 (2004)   PDF
    • Xuecong Zhou, Martin Munoz, Maria Tamargo, and Y.C. Chen, “Optically pumped laser characteristics of blue ZnCdMgSe single quantum well laser grown on InP”, J. Appl. Phys. 95,  7 (2004). PDF 
    • Yi Zhou, Quang Thai, and Y.C. Chen, Zhouhuan Zhou, "Monolithic passively Q-switched Cr, Yb:YAG laser",  Optics Communications, 218, 365 (2003). PDF
    • X. Zhou, M.C. Tamargo, S.P. Guo,and Y.C. Chen, "Optical Properties of CdSe quantum dots grown on ZnSe and ZnBeSe by molecular beam epitaxy",  Journal of Electronic Materials, 32, 733-736 (2003).  PDF
    • Y. Luo, S.P. Guo, O. Maksimov, M.C. Tamargo, A. Asnin, F. H. Pollak, and Y.C. Chen, "Patterned three-color ZnCdSe/ZnCdMgSe quantum well structures for integrated full color emitters",  Appl. Phys. Lett., 77, 4259 (2000). PDF
    • M. C.  Tamargo, W. Lin, S. P. Guo, Y. Luo, Y. Guo, and Y.C. Chen, "Full-Color light emitting diodes from ZnCdMgSe/ZnCdSe quantum well structures grown on InP substrates.",  Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 214-215,  1058 (2000). PDF
    • M.C. Tamargo, W. Lin, S.P. Guo, Y. Y. Luo, O. Maksimov, Y. Guo, and Y.C. Chen, "Wide bandgap II-VI materials for red-green-blue emitters", Proceedings of  Opto 99, Havana, Cuba, 1999 (in print)
    • Tae-ik Park, Godfrey Gumbs, and Y.C. Chen, "Properties of the second-order optical susceptibility c(2) in asymmetric undoped AlGaAs/InGaAs double quantum wells", J. Appl. Phys.,  86, 3, 1467 (1999). PDF
    • Y. Lou, A. Elmoumni, S. P. Guo, M. C. Tamargo, S. Kelly, H. Ghaemi, V. Asnin, M. Tomkiewiz, F. H. Pollak, and Y.C. Chen, "Growth and characterization of  patterned ZnCdSe  structures for applications  in integrated R-G-B II-VI light emitting diodes". J. Vaccum Science and Technology,  B 18, 1522 (2000). PDF
    • Hua Liu, Shou-Huan Zhou, and Y.C. Chen,"Monolithic unstable Q-switched solid-state laser with large Fresnel number" Trends in Optics and Photonics, Volume XIX, p 376-379, Optical Society of America (1998).
    • Tian-jie Chen and Y.C. Chen "Graded-reflectivity mirror based on a volume hologram in photopolymer film" Appl. Opt.  62 , 37, 6603 ( 1998). PDF
    • L. Zeng, B.X. Ynag, A. Cavus, W. Lin, Y.Y. Luo, M.C. Tamargo, Y.Guo,and Y.C. Chen," Red-green-blue photopumped lasing from ZnCdMgSe/ZnCdSe quantum well laser structures grown on InP" Appl. Phys. Lett., 72, 3136 (1998). PDF
    • Hua Liu, Shou-Huan Zhou, and Y.C. Chen, "High-Power Monolithic Unstable-Resonator Solid-State Laser". Opt. Lett., P451-453, March 15, 1998. PDF
    • Hua Liu, Shou-Huan Zhou, and Y.C Chen, S.H. Zhou, " 946 nm Monolithic Q-switched Cr,Nd:YAG laser" IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electron., 3 26 -28 1997. PDF
    • Yong-ming Guo, Gergory Aizin, Y.C. Chen, Linfe Zeng, Abdulah Cavus, and Maria Tamargo, " Photo-pumped ZnCdMgSe blue-green quantum -well lasers grown on InP substrates" Applied Physics Letters, 70, 1351-1353 (1997). PDF
    • H.B. Serreze, K. Linden, Shou-Huan Zhou, and Y.C. Chen, "Individually-addressable monolithic self-Q- switched solid-state laser array", SPIE proceeding #2698 on laser diode technology and applications, paper 1850, (1996).
    • P. Wang, S. Zhou, K. K. Lee, and Y.C. Chen,"Picosecond pulse generation in monolithic self-Q-switched Cr,Nd:YAG laser" Opt. Commun, 114, 439 (1995). PDF
    • Y.C.Chen, S.H. Zhou, K.K. Lee, and P. Wang, "Picosecond laser pulse generation in self-Q- switched soli-state laser", OSA Proceedings on Advanced Solid-state lasers, 24, p 303-305 (1995).
    • G. Yao, Shouhuan Zhou, P. Wang, K.K. Lee, and Y.C. Chen, "Dynamic of transverse mode in self-Q-switched solid-state lasers", Opt. Commun. 114, 101-104 (1995). PDF
    • Jingwen Xu, K.K. Lee, and Y.C. Chen, "Phase locking in a two-element laser array with detuning" Opt. Commun. 117 , 198-126 ( 1995). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, Shiqun Li, K.K. Lee, and Shouhuan Zhou, "Self-stabilized single longitudinal mode operation in self-Q-switched solid-state lasers", to appear in Opt. Lett., 18, 1418 (1993). PDF
    • G. Yao, K.K. Lee, Y.C. Chen and S. Zhou, "Characteristics of transverse mode of diode-pumped self-Q-switched microchip laser", OSA Proceeding on Advanced Solid-State Lasers, T.Y. Fan and B.H.T. Chai eds. p.28, 1994.
    • Shouhuan Zhou, K.K. Lee, Y.C. Chen and S. Li, "Monolithic self-Q-switched Cr,Nd:YAG laser", Opt. Lett. 18, 511 (1993). PDF
    • H.B. Serreze and Y.C. Chen, "Short red wavelength, high-power, visible AlInGaP laser diodes", SPIE proceeding, January 1993.
    • Shiqun Li, Shouhuan Zhou, Pei Wang, Y.C. Chen, "Self-Q-switched Cr,Nd:YAG laser", Opt. Lett. 18, 203 (1993). PDF
    • Jingwen Xu, Shiqun Li, K.K. Lee, and Y.C. Chen,"Phase locking in a two-element laser array", Opt. Lett. 18, 513 (1993). PDF
    • G. Yao, R.G. Waters, C.M. Harding, and Y.C. Chen,"Excess spontaneous emission factor in unstable-resonator", Opt. Lett. 17, 1207 (1992). PDF
    • H.B. Serreze, Y.C. Chen, and A. Roseberg, "High-power AlGaInP visible laser diodes and arrays", (Invited paper) SPIE proceeding on Laser diode Technology and Applications", IV, p140 (1992).
    • H.B. Serreze, Y.C. Chen, and R.G. Waters, "High-power very low threhold GaInP/AlGaInP visible diode lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 58, 2464-2467 (1991). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, P. Wang, R.G. Waters, J.J. Coleman, D.P. Bour, K.K. Lee, and R.G. Waters, "Carrier recombination rate in strained-layer InGaA/GaAs quantum wells", IEEE J. Quantum Electron.: Special Issue on Semiconductor Lasers, QE-22, 1452-1454 (1991). PDF
    • H. G. Serreze and Y.C. Chen,"Low threshold current density, strained-layer GaInP/AlGaInP visible laser diodes", IEEE Photonic Technology Letters. 3, 397-400 (1991). PDF
    • C.M. Harding, Y.C. Chen, R.J. Dalby, and R.G. Waters, "Low-divergence single-mode ridge waveguide diode lasers, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters., 3, 199-201 (1991). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, R.G. Waters, K.K. Lee and P. Wang, "Energy storage in quantum well lasers", Optics Letters, 15, 1073-1075 (1990). PDF
    • P. Wang, R.G. Waters, K.K. Lee, G. Yao, and Y.C. Chen,"Carrier recombination rate in GaAs/AlGaAs single-quantum-well lasers under high levels of excitation" , Appl. Phys. Lett., 56, 2083-2085 (1990). PDF
    • S.L. Yellen, R.G. Waters, Y.C. Chen, B.A. Soltz, S.E. Fischer, D. Fekete, J.M. Ballantyne, "20,000 hr InGaAs strained quantum well laser", Electron. Lett., 26, 2083-2085 (1990).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, R.G. Waters, and R.J. Dalby, "Single-quantum-well laser with vertically integrated passive waveguides", Appl. Phys. Lett., 56, 1409-1411 (1990).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, R.G. Waters, and R.J. Dalby,"Single quantum well laser with 11-degree transverse beam divergence", Electron. Lett., 26, 1350-1352 (1990).PDF
    • R.G. Waters, R.J. Dalby and Y.C. Chen,"Quantum-well manifold laser", Proceeding of SPIE, Symposium on Semiconductor laser Technology and Applications, Vol. 1219, p. 71-73 (1990).
    • K.K. Lee and Y.C. Chen,"Tunable narrow bandpass optical filter and their applications", submitted to Applied Optics, 1991.
    • K.K. Lee and Y.C. Chen,"Frequency Stabilization of Semiconductor Lasers", in Proceedings of 1989 International School of Lasers and Applications , ed. by H.D. Lu. World Sci. Publisher. (1990).
    • S.E. Fisher, R.G. Waters, D. Fekete, J.M. Ballantyne, Y.C. Chen and B.A. Soltz, "Long-lived InGaAs quantum well lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 54, 1861-1863 (1989).PDF
    • Y. C. Chen and J. M. Liu, "Polarization bistability in semiconductor lasers: rate-equation analysis", Appl. Phys. Lett., 50, 1406-1408 (1987). PDF
    • J.M. Liu, Y.C. Chen and M. Newkirk, "Carrier-induced phase shift and absorption in a semiconductor laser waveguide", Appl. Phys. Lett., 50, 947-949 (1987).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and J. M. Liu, "Switching mechanism in polarization-bistable semiconductor lasers", Optical and Quantum Electronics, Special issue on bistable semiconductor lasers, Vol. 19, 895-900 (1987).
    • J.M. Liu, Y.C. Chen and S. F. Wayne "Internal stress distribution in semiconductor lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 49, 895-897 (1986).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and H.G. Winful, "Irregular oscillation of semiconductor lasers under modulation", SPIE proceeding, Volume 716, 152-154 (1986).
    • A. Le Floch, G. Ropars, R. Le Naour, and Y. C.Chen and J.M. Liu, "Inhibition mechanism in polarization bistable semiconductor lasers", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., QE-23, 1027-1030 (1987).PDF
    • H.G. Winful, Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu,"Frequency locking and chaos in modulated self-pulsing semiconductor lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 48, 616-618 (1986). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu, "Measurement of picosecond semiconductor laser pulse duration using internally generated second harmonic emission", Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu, Appl. Phys. Lett., 47, 662-664 (1985). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and H.G. Winful, "Quasiperiodic route to chaos in semiconductor lasers under large signal current modulation", in Optical Bistability III, H.M. Gibbs, ed., Springer-Verlag, New York, pp290-293 (1986).
    • Y.C. Chen, H.G. Winful, and J. M. Liu, "Subharmonic bifurcations and irregular pulsing behavior in modulated semiconductor lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett. 47, 208-210 (1985). PDF
    • J.M. Liu and Y.C. Chen, "Optical flop-flop', Electron. Lett., 21, 236-237 (1985). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu, "Polarization bistability in semiconductor lasers', Appl. Phys. Lett., 46, 16-18 (1985). PDF
    • H.G. Winful and Y.C. Chen,"Effect of noise on the bifurcation to chaos in modulated semiconductor lasers", in Optical Instabilities, R.W. Boyd, M.G. Raymer, L.M. Narducci, eds., Cambridge University Press, P385-386, (1985).
    • J.M. and Y.C. Chen, "Digital optical signal processing with polarization bistable semiconductor lasers" IEEE J. Quantum Electron., QE-21, 298-302 (1985). PDF
    • J.M. Liu and Y.C. Chen,"Compensation of internal thermal stress in InGaAsP semiconductor lasers for polarization stabilization", IEEE J. Quantum. Electron., QE-21, 271-275 (1985). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu, "Direct polarization switching in semiconductor lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 45, 604-606 (1984).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, "Phase noise characteristics of single mode semiconductor lasers with optical feedback", Appl. Phys Lett., 44, 10-12 (1984). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen and J.M. Liu, "Temperature dependent polarization behavior in semiconductor lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 45, 731-733 (1984). PDF
    • J.M. Liu and Y.C. Chen, "Internal thermal stress and polarization anomaly in InGaAsP lasers", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., Vol. 37, 59-62 (1985).  
    • J.M. Liu and Y.C. Chen, "New Optoelectronic logic gates and memory functions based on polarization-defined logic", SPIE Proc., Vol. 551, adaptive optics, p.140-143 (1985).
    • Y.C. Chen, A.R. Reisinger, and D. Pendse, "Observation of changes of laser beam characteristics of oxide-defined, narrow-stripe lasers after aging", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., QE-19, 1092-1094 (1983). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen A.R. Reisinger, and S.R. Chinn, "Thermal waveguiding in large-optical-cavity narrow stripe lasers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 41, 129-131 (1983). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, "Extinction ratios of stripe-geometry lasers with soft turn-on", IEEE J. Quantum Electron., QE-17, 2262-2263 (1981). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, "Noise characteristics of semiconductor lasers coupled to short optical fibers", Appl. Phys. Lett., 37, 587-589 (1980). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, "Intensity fluctuations of semiconductor lasers", Optical Spectra, 9, 38-39 (1980).
    • Y.C. Chen, K.Chiang, and S.R. Hartmann, "Relaxation and spectroscopic characteristics of the 3H 3P0 transition in :LaF 3:Pr3+ measured by the photon echo technique", Phys. Rev., B21, 40-45 (1980). PDF
    • Y.C. Chen, K. Chiang, and S.R. Hartmann, "Photon echo relaxation in the 3H4-3P0 transition of LaF3:Pr3+", Opt. Commu., 29, 181-184 (1979).PDF
    • Y.C. Chen,"Photon echoes in praseodymium doped lanthanum trifluoride", Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia University, (1978).
    • Y.C. Chen, K. Chiang, and S.R. Hartmann, "Photon echo decay as a modulation process in the 3H4-1D2 transitions of LaF3:Pr3+", Opt. Commun., 26, 269-272 (1978).   
    • Y.C. Chen and S.R. Hartmann, "Photon echo modulation in LaF3:Pr3+ in magnetic field", Phys. Lett., 58, 201-203 (1976). PDF
    • N. Takeuchi, S. Chandra, Y.C. Chen and S.R. Hartmann, "Photon exhoes in Nd3+:YAG and Nd3:Cawo4", Phys. Lett., 46A, 97-99 (1973). PDF


    • "Polarization-stabilized InGaAsP lasers" U.S. Patent Number 4,611,328, Sept. (1986).
    • "Polarization-switchable semiconductor lasers", U.S. Patent Number 4,612,645, Oct. (1986).
    • "Optical multivibrator", (with R.J. Seymour and J.M. Liu), U.S. Patent Number 4,685,108 August 7, (1987).
    • "Optical logic and Memory apparatus" U.S. Patent Number 4,689,793, August (1987).
    • "Methods and apparatus for measuring picosecond semiconductor laser pulse duration using internally generated second harmonic emission accompanying the laser output" (with J.M. Liu), U.S. Patent Number 4,772,118, (1988).
    • "Optically-controlled semiconductor waveguide interferometer apparatus"(with J.M. Liu and M.A. Newkirk), U.S. Patent Number 4,878,723, (1989).
    • "Low-divergence semiconductor laser" (with R.G. Waters), U.S. Patent Number 5,197,077, Mar. 1993.
    • "Multi-qunautm-barrier laser", ( with H.B. Serreze), U.S. Patent Number 5,319,660, June, 1994.
    • "Monolithic self-Q-switched solid-state laser", (with K.K. Lee, and Shou-Huan Zhou) U.S. Patent Number 5,309,473, May 1994.
    • "Light -emitting devices for integrated full-color display", patent application filed to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, (2000)

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