I am a physics graduate student at UC Berkeley, specialized in Condensed Matter
Theory. My advisor is Prof. Joel E. Moore.
Email: sdz at berkeley dot edu
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Publications
2016
 Takahiro Morimoto, Shudan Zhong, Joseph Orenstein, and Joel E. Moore.
Semiclassical theory of nonlinear magnetooptical responses with applications to topological Dirac/Weyl semimetals.
Physical Review B, 94:245121, 2016.
arXiv:1609.05932, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.245121.
[abstract▼] [details] [full text]
[BibTeX▼]
We study nonlinear magnetooptical responses of metals by a semiclassical Boltzmann equation approach. We derive general formulas for linear and second order nonlinear optical effects in the presence of magnetic fields that include both Berry curvature and orbital magnetic moment. Applied to Weyl fermions, the semiclassical approach (i) captures the directional anisotropy of linear conductivity under magnetic field as a consequence of an anisotropic \(B^2\) contribution, which may explain the lowfield regime of recent experiments; (ii) predicts strong second harmonic generation proportional to \(B\) that is enhanced as the Fermi energy approaches the Weyl point, leading to large nonlinear Kerr rotation. Moreover, we show that the semiclassical formula for the circular photogalvanic effect arising from the Berry curvature dipole is reproduced by a full quantum calculation in the case of two bands using a Floquet approach.
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year = "2016",
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Shudan Zhong, Joel E. Moore, and Ivo Souza.
Gyrotropic magnetic effect and the orbital moment on the Fermi surface.
Physical Review Letter, 116:077201, 2016.
arXiv:1510.02167, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.077201.
[abstract▼] [details] [full text]
[BibTeX▼]
The current density \(\textbf J^\textbf B\) induced in a clean metal by a magnetic field \(\textbf B\) is formulated as the lowfrequency limit of natural optical activity, or natural gyrotropy. Working with a multiband Pauli Hamiltonian, we obtain from the Kubo formula a simple expression for \(\alpha^\textgme_ij=j^\textbf B_i/B_j\) in terms of the intrinsic magnetic moment (orbital plus spin) of the Bloch electrons on the Fermi surface. An alternate semiclassical derivation provides an intuitive picture of the effect, and takes into account the influence of scattering processes in dirty metals. This ``gyrotropic magnetic effect'' is fundamentally different from the chiral magnetic effect driven by the chiral anomaly and governed by the Berry curvature on the Fermi surface, and the two effects are compared for a minimal model of a Weyl semimetal. Like the Berry curvature, the intrinsic magnetic moment should be regarded as a basic ingredient in the Fermiliquid description of transport in brokensymmetry metals.
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title = "Gyrotropic magnetic effect and the orbital moment on the {Fermi} surface",
journal = "Physical Review Letter",
volume = "116",
issue = "7",
pages = "077201",
numpages = "6",
year = "2016",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.077201",
eprint = "1510.02167"
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2015

Shudan Zhong, Joseph Orenstein, and Joel E. Moore.
Optical gyrotropy from axion electrodynamics in momentum space.
Physical Review Letter, 115:117403, 2015.
arXiv:1503.02715, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.117403.
[abstract▼] [details] [full text]
[BibTeX▼]
Several emergent phenomena and phases in solids arise from configurations of the electronic Berry phase in momentum space that are similar to gauge field configurations in real space such as magnetic monopoles. We show that the momentumspace analogue of the ``axion electrodynamics'' term \(\textbf E\cdot \textbf B\) plays a fundamental role in a unified theory of Berryphase contributions to optical gyrotropy in timereversal invariant materials and the chiral magnetic effect. The Berryphase mechanism predicts that the rotatory power along the optic axes of a crystal must sum to zero, a constraint beyond that stipulated by pointgroup symmetry, but observed to high accuracy in classic experimental observations on alpha quartz. Furthermore, the Berry mechanism provides a microscopic basis for the surface conductance at the interface between gyrotropic and nongyrotropic media.
@article{zhong2015,
author = "Zhong, Shudan and Orenstein, Joseph and Moore, Joel E.",
title = "Optical Gyrotropy from Axion Electrodynamics in Momentum Space",
journal = "Physical Review Letter",
volume = "115",
issue = "11",
pages = "117403",
numpages = "5",
year = "2015",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.117403",
eprint = "1503.02715"
}
2013
 Mikhail Kostylev, Shudan Zhong, Junjia Ding, and Adekunle O. Adeyeye.
Resonance properties of bicomponent arrays of magnetic dots magnetized perpendicular to their planes.
Journal of Applied Physics, 114(11):113910, 2013.
doi:10.1063/1.4821771.
[abstract▼] [details]
[BibTeX▼]
The spin wave spectrum of dense arrays of rectangular elements periodically arranged in a twodimensional magnonic crystal with a complex unit cell and magnetized perpendicularly to the array plane has been characterized using broadband ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) spectroscopy. The crystal's unit cell consists of noncollinear orientations of constituting elongated rectangular elements. We found that only one mode is excited in the perpendiculartoplane FMR in complete magnetic saturation. We also conducted outofplane angle resolved measurements of the FMR resonance field. We observe splitting of the singlet observed for the perfect perpendiculartoplane orientation of the applied field into a doublet upon a tilt of the field from this orientation. The splitting of the singlet into a doublet is explained as an experimental evidence of dipole coupling of the elements on the arrays. Our experimental observations are in good agreement with the theory we developed to describe the magnetization dynamics on this periodic array.
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doi = "10.1063/1.4821771",
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publisher = "{AIP} Publishing",
volume = "114",
number = "11",
pages = "113910",
title = "Resonance properties of bicomponent arrays of magnetic dots magnetized perpendicular to their planes",
journal = "Journal of Applied Physics"
}