About Us

The prime motivation of our lab is to challenge the forefront of science and technology. We strive to pursue solid experimental work in addition to theoretical modeling. Our research focuses on the interaction of light with nanostructures that leads to exotic electromagnetic properties, which could be applied to the field of metamaterials, plasmonics, electronics, photonics, energy, acoustics, imaging, sensing and biology.

  • Nature Photonics, Oct 2015
  • Science, Sep 2015
  • Science, Sep 2015
  • Nat. Comm., Aug 2015
  • Phys. Rev. Lett., Jul 2015
  • Nat. Comm, Jun 2015

Recent Publications

S. Yang, Y. Wang, X. Ni & X. Zhang, "Optical modulation of aqueous metamaterial properties at large scale." Optics Express, 23, 2015.
Y. Ye, Z. J. Wong, X. Lu, X. Ni, H. Zhu, X. Chen, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Monolayer excitonic laser." Nature Photonics, AOP, 2015.
M. Mrejen, H. Suchowski, T. Hatakeyama, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Experimental Realization of Two Decoupled Directional Couplers in a Subwavelength Packing by Adiabatic Elimination." Nano Letters, , 2015.
S. N. David, Y. Zhai, A. M. van der Zande, K. O'Brien, P. Y. Huang, D. A. Chenet, J. C. Hone, X. Zhang & X. Yin, "Rapid, all-optical crystal orientation imaging of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers." Applied Physics Letters, 107, 2015.
P. Wang, T. Li, C. Noel, A. Chuang, X. Zhang & H. Häffner, "Surface traps for freely rotating ion ring crystals." Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48, 2015.

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Lab News

Oct 2015: Zi Jing has won the Jean Bennett Memmorial Student Travel Grant at FiO 2015 and the IPC Best Student Paper Award.

Oct 2015: Our metamaterial cloak was highlighted by the White House's blog.

Oct 2015: Our recent work on the monolayer laser was covered by LBL News.

Sep 2015: Zi Jing has won the Best Student Paper awards at the Metamaterials Congress 2015 and CLEO Pacific Rim 2015.

Sep 2015: Our recent paper was chosen for the cover of this issue of Science. It has been covered by Science, LBL News, theguardian, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others.

Aug 2015: Kevin has won the "Best Over-All Presentation" award at NLO 2015. Samantha (Xuexin) and Lin won the first and second place poster awards at the Metamaterials Science & Technology Workshop. Zi Jing has won the "Best Student Paper" award at SPIE.

Jun 2015: Our work on adiabatic elimination has been covered by LBL news, Phys.org and Nanowerk and The Daily Californian.

May 2015: Our alum Dr. Boubacar Kante has been awarded the UCSD Hellman Fellowship.