Department of Physics University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville,Alabama, USA.


Lingze Duan received the B.S. degree in physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1995 and the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA in 2002. He was a Post-Doctoral Associate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, from 2002 to 2004, where he studied direct detection of the carrier-envelope phase of femtosecond pulses using semiconductor devices. From 2004 to 2007, he conducted post-doctoral research with the Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, where he developed ultrastable diode laser systems directly stabilized by high-Q optical cavities. He joined the Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, USA, as a faculty member, in 2007, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2013. His current research interest includes ultrafast nanophotonics, frequency metrology with femtosecond frequency combs, fiber optic sensors, and novel applications of optics in astrophysics. Dr. Duan was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2013. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America.

Research Interest

Precision Frequency Metrology Optical frequency combs, optical clockwork, precision metrology, imaging and spectroscopy. Ultrafast Nanophotonics Coherent carrier dynamics in semiconductor quantum dots, semiconductor CEP detection. Fiber-Optic Sensing Thermal noises-limited fiber-optic sensing, fiber-optic infrasound sensors, fiber lasers. Astro Optics Optical means to search intergalactic baryons, phase noise reduction in radio telescopes.