• Daoxin Dai

    Title: Professor

    Affiliation: Zhejiang University

    Contact: dxdai@zju.edu.cn


    Daoxin Dai received the B. Eng. degree from the Department of Optical Engineering of Zhejiang University in 2000 and obtained his Ph. D. degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, in 2005. 

    He joined Zhejiang University as an assistant professor in 2005 and became an associate professor in 2007, a full professor in 2011. 

    He worked at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a visiting scholar from Nov. 2008 till Sept. 2011. 

    Dr. Dai is a recipient of the award for National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2014), Outstanding Young Scientist of Zhejiang Province (in 2009), Jin-Guofan Award for Young Scholars (in 2008), and the first-class Zhejiang Provincial Prize of Science & Technology (in 2007). 

    His current research interest is silicon micro-/nano-photonics for optical communications, optical interconnects, and optical sensing. 

    He has published more than 150 refereed international journals papers (including 11 invited review papers), and has received 15 patents. Dr. Dai has been invited to give more than 50 invited talks and served as the TPC member or session chair for some international conferences (including OFC 2013-2015). 

    His papers have been cited by >5000 times (Google Scholar) and >3400 times (Web of Science). Dr. Dai is one of Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2014 and 2015 (from Elsevier). His work have been featured/highlighted/top-downloaded by SPIE Newsroom, IEEE Photonics Society News, AAPPS Bulletin, journals (like Light Sci & Appl, Opt Lett, Opt Express), etc. He is also serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Photonics Research, and Optical and Quantum Electronics. He was the leading Guest Editor of the Integrated Photonics special issue of Photonics Research.

    Research Interests

    Integrated Photonics

    Current Research Projects

    (1). National NSFC Project for excellent young scientists: Silicon nanophotonic integrated circuits (RMB 1,000,000)
    (2). National NSFC: Silicon hybrid plasmonic integrated devices and circuits (RMB 890,000)
    (3). National NSFC: Key functional photonic elements for on-chip mode-multiplexed optical interconnects (RMB 940,000)

    Selected Publications

    1 L.-T. Feng+, M. Zhang+, Z.-Y. Zhou+, M. Li, X. Xiong, L. Yu, B.-S. Shi, G.-P. Guo, D.-X. Dai*, X.-F. Ren*, and G.-C. Guo. On-chip coherent conversion of photonic quantum entanglement between different degrees of freedom. Nature Communications, 7: 11985 (2016).
    2 L. Yu, Y. Yin, Y. Shi, D. Dai*, and S. He. Thermally tuning silicon photonic micro-disk resonator with graphene transparent nano-heaters. Optica, 3, 159-166 (2016).
    3 J. Wang, S. He, and D. Dai*. On-chip silicon 8-channel hybrid (de)multiplexer enabling simultaneous mode- and polarization-division-multiplexing. Laser & Photonics Reviews, 8(2): 18-22 (2014).
    4 D. Dai*, J. Wang, and Y. Shi. Silicon mode (de)multiplexer enabling high capacity photonic networks-on-chip with a single-wavelength-carrier light. Optics Letters, 38, 1422-1424 (2013).
    5 D. Dai*, J. Bauters, and J. E Bowers*. Passive technologies for future large-scale photonic integrated circuits on silicon: polarization handling, light non-reciprocity, and loss reduction. Light: Science and Applications, 1: 1-12 (2012).


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