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 – 2008)

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

Selected Professional Services:

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

2). Chair, 2017 International Workshop on Warm Dense Matter (WDM), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 9 – 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) development of label free cytometry based on laser light scattering;
(6) studies of thin film materials produced by pulsed laser depostion (PLD), molecular beam expitaxy (MBE) and other techniques;


Selected Publications:

* 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).

* M. Gupta, et al., "Solids content of Oil Sands Tailings measured optically", in Proceedings of the third international oil sands tailings conference December 3-5, 2012, Edmonton. D. Sego,  G.W. Wilson and N. Beier (eds.).

* 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).

* 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.

* 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 saturable absorber for passive mode-locking of Nd:YVO4 laser at 1064 nm”. Appl. Phys. B 87, 671-675 (2007).

Number of Publications:

90 journal papers

52 conference proceeding papers

5 book chapters