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.


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

Recent Publications

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Y. Liu, Y. Ma, Y. Zhao, X. Sun, F. Gándara, H. Furukawa, Z. Liu, H. Zhu, C. Zhu, K. Suenaga, P. Oleynikov, A. S. Alshammari, X. Zhang, O. Terasaki & O. M. Yaghi, "Weaving of organic threads into a crystalline covalent organic framework." Science, 351, 2016.
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A. Salandrino, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Nonlinear infrared plasmonic waveguide arrays." Nano Research, 4, 2016.
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F. J. Diaz, T. Hatakeyama, J. Rho, Y. Wang, K. O’Brien, X. Zhang, C. Martijn de Sterke, B. T. Kuhlmey & S. Palomba, "Sensitive method for measuring third order nonlinearities in compact dielectric and hybrid plasmonic waveguides." Optics Express, 24, 2016.
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J. Xiao, Z. Ye, Y. Wang, H. Zhu, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Nonlinear optical selection rule based on valley-exciton locking in monolayer WS2." Light: Science & Applications, 4, 2015.
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M. Amani, D.-H. Lien, D. Kiriya, J. Xiao, A. Azcatl, J. Noh, S. R. Madhvapathy, R. Addou, S. KC, M. Dubey, K. Cho, R. M. Wallace, S.-C. Lee, J.-H. He, J. W. Ager, X. Zhang, E. Yablonovitch & A. Javey, "Near-unity photoluminescence quantum yield in MoS2." Science, 350, 2015.

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Lab News

Nov 2015: Our lab alumni Prof. Jie Yao, Prof. Xiaodong Yang, Prof. Liang Pan, and Prof Boubacar Kante have won the NSF CAREER award [1] [2]. Prof. Zhang has won the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award by the ASME.

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: Test

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.