The introduction of the laboratory
Since the establishment in June 2007, new photoelectric functional materials laboratory has been developed to be a high level of domestic scientific research base, training base, the results output base.The laboratory mainly aimed at the development strategies of national and Xinjiang regional, based on the process of new industrialization in Xinjiang, oriented by the major projects and industrial development, aimed at the front direction of optical crystal materials devices.The outstanding research team in the laboratoryinvolves numerous scientists and engineers. Specifically, our team includes 7 researcher; 3 assistant researcher; and 60 postgraduate students aiming to Mater or PhD degrees. Our main interests of research include non-linear optical materials applied in basic research. This is considered as the core of the investigations in the areas of the design and simulation of the First-principles of novel materials in nonlinear optics, as well as the studies in crystal growth, structural analysis, performance testing, and the assessment of practical applications. The laboratoryhas completed 42 research projects, including the projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the leading projects of Chinese Academy, the major projects of science and technology in Xinjiang province. More than360 Journal papers cited in SCI have been published. Furthermore, we possess 7 patents in the US and 65 patents in China. We also won 3 first-grade prizes of the Advanced Sciences and Technologies Prize in Xinjiang province. In conclusion, the laboratory has become a high-level research and training base for the investigations in the field of opto-electronic materials.
With the applied basic research of nonlinear optical materials as the core, our laboratory mainly engaged in design and simulation of the primary principle of new nonlinear optical materials, crystal growth, structural analysis, performance testing and evaluation of application prospect. Photoelectric functional crystals are important material bases of photoelectron technology, especially laser technology. Utilizing photoelectric functional crystal, we can make the conversion of laser frequency, modulate the intensity and phase of laser, achieve the holographic storage of the laser signal, and eliminate self-pumped phase conjugate of wave-front domain, etc. It has important application values in the field of medical, information, energy, defense, etc. With the rapid development of optoelectronic industry, higher request for the discovery of new inorganic photoelectric functional crystal has been put forward. The research mainly includes: new nonlinear optical materials in the design, synthesis, phase analysis, crystal growth and performance study; the study in the crystal growth method: flux growth method, melt method, crucible descent method, pulling method, hydrothermal method, aqueous solution growth method; the assessment of application prospect for new nonlinear optical crystal; other inorganic photoelectric functional crystal materials research.