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.
|||Liang Feng, Zi Jing Wong, Ren-Min Ma, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang, "Single-mode laser by parity-time symmetry breaking", Science, Express.|
|||Danhong Huang, Michelle Easter, Godfrey Gumbs, A. A. Maradudin, Shawn-Yu Lin, D. A. Cardimona, and Xiang Zhang, "Controlling quantum-dot light absorption and emission by a surface-plasmon field", Optics Express, 22, 22, pp. 27576-27605.|
|||Kevin O’Brien, Chris Macklin, Irfan Siddiqi, and Xiang Zhang, "Resonant Phase Matching of Josephson Junction Traveling Wave Parametric Amplifiers", Physical Review Letters, 113, 157001.|
|||Pankaj K. Jha, Michael Mrejen, Jeongmin Kim, Chihhui Wu, Xiaobo Yin, Yuan Wang and Xiang Zhang, "Interacting dark resonances with plasmonic meta-molecules", Applied Physics Letters, 105, 111109.|
|||Carissa N. Eisler, Ze’ev R. Abrams, Matthew T. Sheldon, Xiang Zhang and Harry A. Atwater, "Multijunction solar cell efficiencies: effect of spectral window, optical environment and radiative coupling", Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced online.|
Sep 2014: Our work on TMDC excitons was featured by LBL news.
Aug 2014: Our work on acoustic bottle beams was featured by LBL news.
Jun 2014: Prof. Zhang was appointed division director for materials science at LBNL and has been selected receive the 2014 Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy and Roland V. Fitzroy Medal "for pioneering contributions in metamaterials and the creation of the first optical superlens to overcome the fundamental diffraction limit in imaging; and for the invention of plasmonic lithography technology that enabled nanoscale manufacturing, which is important for microelectronics and data storage applications."
Jun 2014: Kevin has received an honorable mention for the Maiman award at CLEO.