Ying Yin Tsui, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Dean (Research & Internationalization), Facuty of Engineering
Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
9th floor Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 1H9

Email: ytsui@ualberta.ca

Visiting positions during sabbatical leaves:

1). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA. (2007 to 2008)

2). SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA. (2014 to 2015)

Selected Professional Services:

1). Chair, 43rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 19 to 24, 2016.

2). Chair, 2017 International Workshop on Warm Dense Matter (WDM), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 9 to 12, 2017.

Research Areas: Photonics and Plasmas

I am interested in the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter. My research is mainly focused on the fundamental understanding of the interaction of optical radiation with matter as well as the development of several photonic applications. In addition, I am also interested in the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter at other frequencies including x-ray and THz. My current interests include the basic science of ultrafast laser matter interactions focusing on the Warm Dense Matter and High Energy Density Matter regimes as well as several applications which include laser materials processing, laser sensing, and inertial confinement fusion.

Current research projects include:
(1) pump probe studies of warm dense matter (WDM) and high energy density matter (HEDM) using ultrafast x-ray/optical/THz radiations;
(2) fast ignition and shock ignition studies for inertial fusion energy (IFE);
(3) development of ultrafast laser processing techniues for silicon photonic devices;
(4) development of laser induced forward transfer (LIFT) techniques for nanoscale processing;
(5) studies of laser light scattering from complex materials;
(6) development of label free cytometry based on laser light scattering;
(7) development of light scattering and gamma-ray sensors for industrial applications


Selected Journal Publications:

* M.Z. Mo, et al.,"Visualizing the heterogeneous to homogeneous melting transition with ultrafast electron diffraction", Science 360, 1451 (2018). STORY.

* Z. Chen, et al.,"Interatomic potential in the nonequilibrium warm dense matter regime", Phy. Rev. Lett. 121, 075002 (2018).

* B.K. Russell, et al.,"Self-referenced single-shot THz detection", Optics Express 25, 16140 (2017).

* H. Shanin, et al.,"Physical characterization of hematopoietic stem cells using multidirectional label-free light scatterings", Optics Express 24, 28877 (2016).

* D. Bachman, et al.,"Threshold for permanent refractive index change in crystalline silicon by femtosecond laser irradiation", Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 091901 (2016).

* D. Bachman, et al.,"Permanent Phase correction in a polarization diversity Si PIC by femtosecond laser Pulses", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 27, 1880-3 (2015).

* Z. Chen, et al., "Evolution of AC conductivity in nonequilibrium warm dense gold", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 135001 (2013).

* T. L. Cocker, et al., "Ultrafast terahertz scanning tunneling microscope", Nature Photonics 7, 620 (2013).

* V. Sametoglu, et al., " Production of 70-nm Cr dots by laser-induced forward transfer", Optics Express 21, 18525 (2013).

* M. Gupta, et al., "Optimization of PLD ZnO Thin Film Growth Parameters for TFT Application". Appl. Phys. A 110, 793 (2013).

* Z. Chen, et al., "Flux-limited non-equilibrium electron energy transport in warm dense gold", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 165001 (2012).

* X. Su, et al., "Microscope-based label-free microfluidic cytometry", Optics Express 19, 387 (2011).

* A. G. MacPhee, et al., "Limitation on Pre-pulse Level For Cone-Guided Fast-Ignition ICF", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 055002 (2010).

* Y. Godwal, et al., "Elemental analysis using micro laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in a microfluidic platform". Optics Express 16, 12435 (2008).

* C. Scurtescu, et al., "Quantum dot absorber for passive mode-locking of Nd:YVO4 laser at 1064 nm". Appl. Phys. B 87, 671-675 (2007).

Selected Reports:

* N. Alexander, et al.," Fusion 2030 Roadmap for Canada" REPORT.

* P. Abbamonte, et al.,"New Science Opportunity Enabled by LCLS-II X-ray Lasers", SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Publications SLAC R-1053 (2015) 189 pages. REPORT.

* D. C. Eder, et al., "Mitigation of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effects from Short-Pulse Lasers and Fusion Neutrons". Lawrence Livermore National Lab Report LLNL-TR-411183, March 2009. REPORT.

Number of Publications:

109 journal papers

54 conference proceeding papers

5 book chapters