Prof. Dr. Frank Wyrowski

Email: frank.wyrowski(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947980

Frank Wyrowski was appointed Professor of Technical Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany, in 1996. He is the head of the Applied Computational Optics Group. In 1999 he founded the company LightTrans and in 2014 the company Wyrowski Photonics. In 2013, he received the grade of a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science as well as of a Guest Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). Prof. Wyrowski is interested and working in any kind of optical modelling and design tasks with special emphasis on the combination of geometrical and physical optics approaches in a unified optical design concept. The research results steadily give impulses to the further development of the optical design software VirtualLab, which is developed and distributed by his companies.

M.Sc. Irfan Badar

Email: badar.irfan(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947981

Irfan Badar did his undergraduate study in Electronics at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. After his graduation, he served as teacher in Sadiqabad Polytechnic Institute, Pakistan, for two years. In 2008, he completed his graduation in Electronics from the same university and discipline. After his graduation he served as lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) for six years. In, 2014 he got a scholarship from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and joined the Applied Computational Optics group in FSU Jena. The topic of his research is Advanced Optical Modeling of Imaging Systems.

M.Sc. Olga Baladron-Zorita

Email: olga.baladron.zorita(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947980

Olga Baladron-Zorita obtained (the equivalent of) a Master degree in Physics at the University of Valladolid, Spain, in 2013. During her Master she carried out a research project in the Department of Electricity and Electronics, which dealt with the simulation of plasmonic resonance and tunnel effect in waveguides with double negative media, using an in-house FDTD algorithm.

She is now doing her PhD in Optics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, with a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship in the ADOPSYS project. She intends to focus on modelling of optical systems by field tracing, with emphasis on the integration of different models and techniques to enable their combination in the same optical system. Within this framework, she will study non-paraxial propagation of electromagnetic fields, propagation of electromagnetic fields through freeform surfaces using geometrical optics for field tracing, and X-ray behaviour in optical systems.

Dominik Kühn

Email: dominik.kuehn(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947983

Dominik Kühn obtained in 2013 his bachelor degree in physics from the Institute of Applied Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.  Since then his interests were focused on optical simulations, so he continued his studies in Jena and joined the Applied Computational Optics Group under Prof. Wyrowski.

He is currently working on his master thesis at the Applied Computational Optics Group by using interpolation spaces for efficient optical modelling.

M.Sc. Rui Shi

Email: rui.shi(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947981

Rui Shi obtained his Master degree in Optical Engineering in July 2012 at Beijing Institute of Technology in China, and obtained his Bachelor degree in Optical Engineering in July, 2009 at Tianjin University. His reserach interest focuses on optical design and modelling, micro-nano optics and 3D-display.

In the research project for his PhD, he focuses on the micro-nano structure simulation with FMM and other rigorous technologies.

M.Sc. Zongzhao Wang

Email: wangzongzhaotc(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947983

Zongzhao Wang comes from China. He got his Master degree in (Abbe-School Photonics) the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, in February 2015. He finished his Master thesis, with topic “Analytical Handling of Optical Wavefront”, in Applied Computational Optics Group. 

Now he is pursuing the PhD degree in the Applied Computational Optics group at the University of Jena. In the framework of his PhD work, he is concentrating on the combination of geometric and diffractive field tracing techniques.

M.Sc. Liangxing Yang

Email: colsonyang(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947981

Liangxin Yang obtained his Master degree in Optics in 2014 at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. During his Master his main field of research is about the cylindrical vector beam, especially about the focus behavior of the radially polarized beam.

Now he is doing his Phd in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, in Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) Jena. His topic of the Phd thesis is Inverse Approach in Optical Systems Design. The technique would base on field tracing and the system should be designed by a systematic investigation on how to obtain system information by a forward propagated input field and an inverse propagation of the desired output field.

M.Sc. Site Zhang

Email: site.zhang(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947980

Site Zhang got his Master of Science degree in Photonics at the Faculty for Physics and Astronomy, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in 2013. In the Applied Computational Optics Group, Institute of Applied Physics, he accomplished his Master thesis with the title "Simulation of Spatio-temporal Pulse Shaping". Thenceforward he continued to work in this group as a PhD student. 

Till now he has been concentrating on the modeling of light propagation in anisotropic media. The current study focuses on the linear interaction between light and matters. As a crucial part of his further investigation, nonlinear optics effects will be taken into account, such as second harmonic generation (SHG), sum frequency generation (SFG) and so on.

M.Sc. Huiying Zhong

Email: huiying.zhong(at)

Phone: +49.3641.947983

Huiying Zhong obtained a Master degree in Photonics in Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany, in September 2014.  During her Master, she mainly studied the modelling techniques of surface scattering and developed an algorithm to deal with general field propagation through a microstructured interface.

She is now working on the design of diffractive optical elements, which is based on the modelling technique developed in her Master. Meanwhile, she begins to study the modelling of inhomogeneous media.