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Zhang Xin Hui

  Prof. Xinhui Zhang received her Ph.D. degree in physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1997. From 1997 to 2005, She worked as post-doc and research associate in Lund University,Sweden(1997-1999); College of William & Mary, USA (200-2001); University of Oklahoma, USA (2001-2004); and University of Moncton, Canada (2004-2005), respectively. Supported by the “100 person project” of CAS, Dr. Zhang joined the State Key Laboratory of Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS in 2006. Dr. Zhang’s research interests focus on the infrared optical spectroscopy studies (e.g. nonlinear and time resolved ultrafast spectroscopy, Magneto-optical study, so on) for semiconductor nanostructures. Her current research focuses on the fundamental physics of semiconductor spintronics. These include: 1) Spin dynamics and coherent control of semiconductor nanostructures. 2) Collective spin excitation and magnetization dynamics in ferromagnetic thin films, ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures as well as dilute magnetic semiconductors.


Both graduate students and post-doctors are welcome!


Contact Information:

Email: xinhuiz@semi.ac.cn; Tel.: 10-82304486


The On-going projects:


l  “The InAs/GaSb type II superlattice towards application of the very long

wavelength infrared detectors”  (Key Program, NSFC, 2013.01-2018.12).

l  “Dynamics study and manipulation of optoelectric coupling and photo-induced collective excitation in semiconductor and semiconductor/metal hybrid micro- and nano-structures”, (Key Technologies R&D Program, MOST, 2011.8-2016.12).


l  “Spin relaxation and transport dynamics via manipulation of spin-orbit coupling in III-V group two dimensional electron gas system” (General Program, NSFC, 2013.01-2017.12).


l  “Spintronic devices based on ferromagnet/semiconductor heterostructures” (Key Technologies R&D Program, MOST, 2013.01-2018.12).


Selected publications:


[1] Han Yue, Chunbo Zhao, Haixia Gao, Hailong Wang, Xuezhe Yu, Jianhua Zhao, Xinhui Zhang*

“Electron spin dynamics of ferromagnetic Ga1-xMnxAs across the insulator-to-metal transition”

Applied Physics Letters 102, 102412 (2013)


[2] Chunbo Zhao, Tengfei Yan, Haiqiao Ni, Zhichuan Niu, and X. H. Zhang*,

Electron spin dynamics study of bulk p-GaAs: The screening effect”

Applied Physics Letters 102, 012406 (2013)


[3] X. G. Wu and X. H. Zhang

“Cyclotron resonance and intersubband transitions in symmetric InSb/AlInSb quantum wells with a perpendicular magnetic field”

Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 023716 (2012)


[4] Y. Gong, A. R Kutayiah, X. H. Zhang, J. H. Zhao, and Y. H. Ren

“Non-thermal excitation and control of magnetization in Fe/GaAs film by ultrafast laser pulses”,Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 07D505(2012)


[5] L. F. Han, Y. G. Zhu, X. H. Zhang*, P. H. Tan, H. Q. Ni and Z. C. Niu

“Temperature and Electron Density Dependence of Spin Relaxation in GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Well”

Nanoscale Research Letters 6, 84 (2011)

[6] X. Huang, X.H. Zhang*, Y.G. Zhu, T. Li, L.F. Han, X.J. Shang, H.Q. Ni and Z.C. Niu,“ The refractive nonlinearities of InAs/GaAs quantum dots above-bandgap energy”

Optics Communications, 283, 1510 (2010).

[7] X. Huang, X.H. Zhang*, Y.G. Zhu, T. Li, L.F. Han, X.J. Shang, H.Q. Ni and Z.C. Niu “The Effect of an Electric Field on the Nonlinear Response of InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots”

Journal of Optics, 12, 055203 (2010)

[8] Y. G. Zhu, L. F. Han, L. Chen, X. H. Zhang* and J. H. Zhao

“Electron Spin Dynamics in Heavily Mn-Doped (Ga,Mn)As”

Applied Physics Letters 97( 26), 262109 (2010)

[9] Yonggang Zhu, Xinhui Zhang*, Tao Li, Lin Chen, Jun Lu and Jianhua Zhao

“ Spin relaxation and dephasing mechanism in (Ga,Mn)As studied by time-resolved Kerr rotation”

 Applied Physics Letters 94, 142109 (2009)(also selected in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2009)

[10] Yonggang Zhu, Xinhui Zhang*, Tao Li, Xia Huang, Lifen Han and Jianhua Zhao,

 “Ultrafast dynamics of four-state magnetization reversal in (Ga,Mn)As ”

 Applied Physics Letters 95, 052108 (2009)(also selected in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, Volume 8, Issue 9, 2009)

[11] X.H. Zhang, R.E. Doezema, N. Goel, S.J. Chung, M.B. Santos, N. Dai, F.H. Zhao and Z.S. Shi,

“Photoluminescence Study of InSb/In1-xAlxSb Quantum Wells”

Applied Physics Letters, 89, 021907 (2006)

[12]  G. Lüpke, X. Zhang,  B. Sun, A. Fraser, N. H. Tolk, and L. C. Feldman   

 “Structure-dependent vibrational lifetimes of hydrogen in silicon”

Physical Review Letter, 88, 135501-135504 (2002)


[13]  Y. H. Ren, X. H. Zhang, G. Lűpke, M. Schneider, M. Onellion, I. E. Perakis, Y. F. Hu, Q. Li,  “Observation of strongly damped GHz phonon-porlariton oscillations in La0.67Ca0.33MnO3

Physical Review B, 64, 144401 (2001)


[14] Xinhui Zhang, Zhenghao Chen, Linzhen Xuan, Changsi Peng, Shaohua Pan and Guozhen Yang.

“Second-harmonic generation from (Si5Ge5)100 superlattices with an applied external electric field”,

Applied Physics Letters,, 71, 3359(1997)


[15] Xinhui Zhang, Zhenghao Chen, Linzhen Xuan, Shaohua Pan, and Guozhen Yang.

“Enhancement of bulklike second-order nonlinear susceptibility in SiGe/Si step wells and biasing-field controlled (Si5Ge5)100 superlattices”

Physical Review B, 56, 15842(1997)