Photonic crystals offer unprecedented opportunity for light manipulation and applications in optical communication and sensing. Exploration of topology in photonic crystals and metamaterials with non-zero gauge field has inspired a number of intriguing optical phenomena such as one-way transport and Weyl points... [Read More]
Lasing, light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, is a key attribute for many important applications in optical communications, medicine and defence. Conversely, anti-lasing represents the time-reversed counterpart of laser emission, where incoming radiation is coherently absorbed... [Read More]
Next-generation electronics calls for new materials beyond silicon, aiming at increased functionality, performance and scaling in integrated circuits. In this respect, two-dimensional gapless graphene and semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenides... [Read More]
We introduce and theoretically demonstrate a quantum metamaterial made of dense ultracold neutral atoms loaded into an inherently defect-free artificial crystal of light, immune to well-known critical challenges inevitable in conventional solid-state platforms. We demonstrate an all-optical control, on ultrafast time scales... [Read More]
|S. R. Sklan, X. Bai, B. Li & X. Zhang, "Detecting Thermal Cloaks via Transient Effects." Scientific Reports, 6, 2016.|
|Z. Chen, X. Wang, Y. Qi, S. Yang, J. A. N. T. Soares, B. A. Apgar, R. Gao, R. Xu, Y. Lee, X. Zhang, J. Yao & L. W. Martin, "Self-Assembled, Nanostructured, Tunable Metamaterials via Spinodal Decomposition." ACS Nano, 10, 2016.|
|J.-W. Dong, X.-D. Chen, H. Zhu, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Valley photonic crystals for control of spin and topology." Nature Materials, AOP, 2016.|
|Z. J. Wong, Y.-L. Xu, J. Kim, K. O'Brien, Y. Wang, L. Feng & X. Zhang, "Lasing and anti-lasing in a single cavity." Nature Photonics, AOP, 2016.|
|H. Dalir, Y. Xia, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Athermal Broadband Graphene Optical Modulator with 35 GHz Speed." ACS Photonics, 3, 2016.|
May 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics
May 2016: Our recent work on metamaterials was highlighted in LBL News.
Apr 2016: Our recent work on valleytronics was highlighted in LBL News.
Mar 2016: Professor Zhang has won the 2016 Max Born Award from the OSA.