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.


  • Nat. Comm, Jun 2015
  • Nature Materials, Apr 2015
  • PNAS, Apr 2015
  • Physical Review Letters, Dec 2014
  • Nature Nanotechnology, Dec 2014
  • Nature Nano, November 2014

Recent Publications

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M. Mrejen, H. Suchowski, T. Hatakeyama, C. Wu, L. Feng, K. O'Brien, Y. Wang & X. Zhang, "Adiabatic elimination-based coupling control in densely packed subwavelength waveguides." Nature Communications, 6, 2015.
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K. O'Brien, H. Suchowski, J. Rho, A. Salandrino, B. Kante, X. Yin & X. Zhang, "Predicting nonlinear properties of metamaterials from the linear response." Nature Materials, 14, 2015.
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S.H. Gong, J.H. Kim, Y.H. Ko, C. Rodriguez, J. Shin, Y.H. Lee, L. S. Dang, X. Zhang & Y.H. Cho, "Self-aligned deterministic coupling of single quantum emitter to nanofocused plasmonic modes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 2015.
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A. Wu, H. Li, J. Du, X. Ni, Z. Ye, Y. Wang, Z. Sheng, S. Zou, F. Gan, X. Zhang & X. Wang, "Experimental Demonstration of In-Plane Negative-Angle Refraction with an Array of Silicon Nanoposts." Nano Letters, 15, 2015.
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L. Ferrari, C. Wu, D. Lepage, X. Zhang & Z. Liu, "Hyperbolic metamaterials and their applications." Progress in Quantum Electronics, 40, 2015.

More Publications

Lab News

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

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

Apr 2015: Zi Jing has won the Gold MRS Graduate Student Award and Sui has been awarded the Outstanding Overseas Student Award by the Chinese government.

Feb 2015: Our work in Nature Materials was featured in LBL News.

Jan 2015: Our alum Dr. Ziliang Ye was the recipient of the 2014 Kavli ENSI Thesis Prize.

Dec 2014: LBL News has highlighted our work on piezoelectricity in MoS2.

Nov 2014: Our optical metamaterial paper was featured in Science Daily and Phys.org and LBL news

Oct 2014: Our single mode laser was both covered by LBL news.

Oct 2014: Our work on Josephson travelling-wave parametric amplifiers was covered by Physics World.

Sep 2014: Our work on TMDC excitons was featured by LBL news.