Can you imagine that one single small capsule can achieve navigation and positioning, and do gastroscopy of the digestive system? Can you imagine that a machine can automatically complete the task of analyzing more than 4800 new coronavirus samples within 24？h? Don’t be surprised, this has become a reality, thanks to Academician Songlin Zhuang and his team, who applied terahertz technology to various fields such as medicine, food safety, ecological environment monitoring, and social security. Dedicating his entire life to optics and terahertz, Academician Zhuang personifies courage, determination and persistence. He believes in science and hard work. He also takes it as his responsibility to pass on the optical spirit and cultivate optical young scientists.
Today, Light Special Correspondents will take you to the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology to see the beginning and experience of Academician Songlin Zhuang’s optical road. I believe it will open a window to a different optical world, and allow our readers to appreciate its unique beauty.
Bibliography: Songlin Zhuang graduated from the Fudan University in 1962. He went to the United States for research in 1979. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He was rated as a national-level young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions in 1984 and won the first prize of the Shanghai Science and Technology Elite Nomination Award in 1989. In 1995, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He used to serve as the chairman of the Chinese Instrument and Control Society and the director of the Chinese Optical Society. He has designed more than one hundred optical systems and instruments, and is the first researcher to develop optical system CAD in China. He presided over the completion of the largest optical instrument design software system in China, and has carried out domestic pioneering work in optical imaging psychophysical experimental research and made a comprehensive and systematic research on incoherent optical information processing and rainbow holography technology. He is known as “one of the main contributors of modern white light information processing”. In recent years, the key laboratory led by him has made outstanding contributions to the research and industrialization of international frontier fields such as terahertz technology, optical super-resolution imaging, micro-nano optical engineering and medical optical engineering. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Photonics, Nature Communication, PRL, Opt. Lett., Opt. Exp, etc., and published one book “Optical Transfer Function”.