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 Nano, November 2014
  • Science, October 2014
  • PRL, October 2014
  • Nature, August 2014
  • Nature Nanotechnology, July 2014
  • Nature Communications, July 2014

Recent Publications

[257]Yuan Wang and Xiang Zhang, "Scale-up of the manufacturing of optical metamaterials", NPG Asia Materials, AOP.
[256]Sui Yang, Xingjie Ni, Xiaobo Yin, Boubacar Kante, Peng Zhang, Jia Zhu, Yuan Wang & Xiang Zhang, "Feedback-driven self-assembly of symmetry-breaking optical metamaterials in solution", Nature Nanotechnology, AOP.
[255]Liang Feng, Zi Jing Wong, Ren-Min Ma, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang, "Single-mode laser by parity-time symmetry breaking", Science, Express.
[254]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.
[253]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.

More Publications

Lab News

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.

Aug 2014: Our work on acoustic bottle beams was featured by LBL news.

July 2014: Our recent work in Nature Nano was featured by the UC Berkeley news center, Optics and Photonics News, Azosensors, Nanotechweb, and KTVU.

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."