Ultrafast nonlinear optics
Co-workers: YAO Jinping, CHU Wei, LIN Jintian
Professor CHENG Ya's research mainly focuses on ultrafast nonlinear optics and its related applications. He has made important contributions to both fundamental research on interactions of ultrafast laser pulses with matter and applications in the areas of remote sensing and laser micro and nano processing.
Winner of the National Outstanding Youth Foundation of NSFC (2008)
Winner of the Outstanding Young Scientific and Technological Innovation Talent of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Branch (2010)
Shanghai Natural Science Award, 1st grade (2010)
Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London (2012)
Chief Scientist of Major National Scientific Research Program of MOST (2014)
Winner of Innovative Talents Promotion Program of MOST (2014)
Shanghai Natural Science Peony Award (2014)
Shanghai Leading Talent (2014)
 Z. Liu, J. Yao, J. Chen, B. Xu, W. Chu, and Y. Cheng*, “Near-Resonant Raman Amplification in the Rotational Quantum Wave Packets of Nitrogen Molecular Ions Generated by Strong Field Ionization”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120 (8), 083205(2018).
 J. Yao, S. Jiang, W. Chu, B. Zeng, C. Wu, R. Lu, Z. Li, H. Xie, G. Li, C. Yu, Z. Wang, H. Jiang, Q. Gong, and Y. Cheng*，”Population redistribution among multiple electronic states of molecular nitrogen ions in strong laser fields”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(14), 143007 (2016).
 J.Yao, G. Li, X. Jia, X. Hao, B. Zeng, C. Jing, W. Chu, J. Ni, H. Zhang, H. Xie, C. Zhang, Z. Zhao, J. Chen, X. Liu,, Y. Cheng* and Z. Xu, “Alignment-dependent fluorescence emission induced by tunnel ionization of carbon dioxide from lower-lying orbitals”, Phys. Rev. Lett.?111(13), 133001 (2013).
 K. Sugioka, and Y. Cheng*, “Femtosecond laser processing for optofluidic fabrication”, Lab Chip 12(19), 3576 (2012). [Review article]
 K. Sugioka, and Y. Cheng*, “Ultrafast lasers—reliable tools for advanced materials processing”, Light: Science & Applications 3, e149 (2014). [Review article]
 K. Sugioka, Y. Cheng*, “Integrated microchips for biological analysis fabricated by femtosecond laser direct writing”, Mrs. Bull. 36(12), 1020 (2011). [Review article]
 K. Sugioka, Y. Cheng*, “Femtosecond laser three-dimensional micro- and nanofabrication”, Appl. Phys. Rev. 1, 041303 (2014). [Review article]
 Pavel Polynkin, and Ya Cheng, “Air Lasing”, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2017.
 Koji Sugioka, and Ya Cheng, “Femtosecond laser 3D micromachining for microfludic and optofludic applications”, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013.
 Koji Sugioka, and Ya Cheng, “Ultrafast laser processing: from micro- to nanoscale”, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., 2013.