Dr. Yongbin Lin

Research Scientist II, Nano & Micro Devices Center (NMDC)


Lens design and modeling with Zemax, optical testing using interferometer, physical optics and polarization. 3 years experience in microfabrication techniques, polymer photonic devices fabrication process development and optical devices design. Ultracompact arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) design, simulation and fabrication. Experienced in high vacuum system, Microfabrication equipment service and maintenance. Inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etcher (ICP-RIE) process and recipe development. Electron beam lithography (EBL) system setup, auto alignment, e-beam resists and patterning. SEM and chemical Analysis by Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS). Fabrication process development for waveguide and photonics devices. Measurement system setup and automation with LabView for optical fiber and waveguide device. Strong background with B.S. degree in chemistry and photosensitive materials. Fiber Bragg grating theory, design, fabrication, test and application. Commercial fiber optics components design, fabrication, test, packaging and marketing. Application Software: Matlab, BeamProp, Lab View, Zemax, and Lasi7. Strong analytical skills. Self-motivated, innovation, fast learner, teamwork and good communication skills.


  • Ph.D., Optical Science and Engineering
  • M.S., Optical Science and Engineering
  • B.S., Chemistry and Materials

Honors & Awards

  • Treasurer, International Student Association, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Vice president, Badminton club, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Journal Publication Via Peer Review

  • Mollye Sanders, Yongbin Lin, Jianjun Wei, Taylor Bono, Robert G. Lindquist, An enhanced LSPR fiber-optic nanoprobe for ultrasensitive detection of protein biomarkers, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 61, 15 November 2014, Pages 95-101, ISSN 0956-5663
  • Yongbin Lin, Yang Zou, and Robert G. Lindquist, "A reflection-based localized surface plasmon resonance fiber-optic probe for biochemical sensing," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 478-484 (2011)
  • Lin, Yongbin; Zou, Yang; Mo, Yuanyao; Guo, Junpeng; Lindquist, Robert G."E-Beam Patterned Gold Nanodot Arrays on Optical Fiber Tips for Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Biochemical Sensing." Sensors 10, no. 10: 9397-9406 (2010).
  • Yang Zou, Jun Namkung, Yongbin Lin, Dan Ke, and Robert Lindquist, "Interference colors of nematic liquid crystal films at different applied voltages and surface anchoring conditions," Opt. Express 19, 3297-3303 (2011)
  • Zou, Yang; Namkung, Jun; Lin, Yongbin; Ke, Dan; Lindquist, Robert G., “Influence of a bias voltage on surface-driven orientational transitions for liquid crystal-based chemical and biological sensors,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Volume 44, Issue 13, pp. 135103 (2011).
  • Yang Zou, Yongbin Lin, Jun Namkun, and Robert G. Lindquist, “Gravitational Field Induced Orientational Transition of Aligned Nematic Liquid Crystals”, Liquid Crystal, Vol. 37, No. 9, September 2010, 1165–1169.
  • Yang Zou, Jun Namkung, Yongbin Lin and Robert Lindquist, “Optical monitoring of anchoring change in vertically aligned thin liquid crystal film for chemical and biological sensor,”  Appl. Opt. 49, 1865-1869 (2010).
  • Yongbin Lin, Junpeng Guo, and Robert G. Lindquist, "Demonstration of an ultra-wideband optical fiber inline polarizer with metal nano-grid on the fiber tip," Opt. Express 17, 17849-17854 (2009).
  • Yongbin Lin, Nazli Rahmanian, Seunghyun Kim, Gregory P. Nordin, Chris Topping, Dennis W. Smith, Jr., and John Ballato, “Ultracompact AWG using air-trench bends with perfluorocyclobutyl polymer waveguides,” IEEE Journal of lightwave technology, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 3062-3070, Sept., 2008.
  • Nazli Rahmanian, Seunghyun Kim, Yongbin Lin, and Gregory P. Nordin, “Air-trench splitters for ultra-compact ring resonators in low refractive index contrast waveguides,” Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 456-465, Jan. 2008.
  • Y. Lin, J. Cardenas, S. Kim, and G. P. Nordin, “Reduced loss through improved fabrication for single air interface bends in polymer waveguides,” Optics Express 14(26), pp. 12803-12813 (2006).