Prof. Yangjian Cai was born in Zhejiang, China, in 1977. He received Ph.D. degree in Physics from Zhejiang University, China, in 2005, and Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic theory from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2006. From 2006/12 to 2009/01, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and as a Humboldt Research Fellow in Max Planck Research Group, Institute of Optics, Information, and Photonics, University of Erlangen, Germany. In 2007, he won National 100 Excellent Ph. D. Theses Award of Ministry of Education of China. Since 2009, he works as a distinguished professor in School of Physical Science and Technology, Soochow University, China. His research fields include optical coherence and polarization, laser physics, optical imaging and atmospheric optics. He has published more than 270 SCI-indexed papers in refereed international journals (over 100 papers in OSA journals) and three book chapters, and the number of SCI citations (without self-citations) is over 4000, he was selected by Elsevier as Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, he obtained the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. In 2016, he was selected as a distinguished professor of Jiangsu Province. In 2007, he won 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award. He serves as a guest editor for Science Bulletin (2016-2017) and an Editorial Board Member of several international journals.