Nanfang Yu

Assistant Professor

Applied Physics
201 S.W. Mudd
Mail Code: 4701
New York, NY 10027
Phone:
1-212-854-2196 / 1-212-854-9940
Email: ny2214@columbia.edu
CV

Research Interests

Mid-infrared and far-infrared optics and optoelectronic devices, active plasmonics and metamaterials with gain media, reconfigurable metainterfaces based on phased optical antenna arrays, biophotonics, and biologically inspired flat optics

Education

Harvard University, Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Jun. 2009. Capasso Lab. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Jun. 2004. Department of Electronics

Recent Publications

2016

Z. Li, Y. Zhou, H. Qi, Q. Pan, Z. Zhang, N. N. Shi, M. Lu, A. Stein, C. Y. Li, S. Ramanathan, and N. Yu, “Correlated perovskites as a new platform for super broadband tunable photonics,” Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201601204 (2016)
 
H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, and N. Yu, “A review of metasurfaces: physics and applications,” Reports on Progress in Physics vol. 79, 076401 (2016)
 
Zhang, M. Kim, F. Aieta, A. She, T. Mansuripur, I. Gabay, M. Khorasaninejad, D. Rousso, X. Wang, M. Troccoli, N. Yu, and F. Capasso, “High efficiency near diffraction-limited mid-infrared flat lenses based on metasurface reflectarrays,” Optics Express vol. 24, 18024 (2016)
 

2015

N. N. Shi, C.-C. Tsai, F. Camino, G. D. Bernard, N. Yu*, R. Wehner*, “Keeping cool: Enhanced optical reflection and radiative heat dissipation in Saharan silver ants,” Science vol. 349, 298–301 (2015) (*co-corresponding authors)
 

N. Yu and F. Capasso, “Optical metasurfaces and prospect of their applications including fiber optics,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology vol. 33, 2344 (2015)

 
2014

N. Yu and F. Capasso, “Flat optics with designer metasurfaces,” Nature Materials vol. 13, 139–150 (2014)

2013

Z. Li and N. Yu, “Modulation of mid-infrared light using graphene-metal plasmonic antennas,” Applied Physics Letters vol. 102, 131108 (2013)

N. Yu, P. Genevet, F. Aieta, M. A. Kats, R. Blanchard, G. Aoust, J.-P. Tetienne, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Flat optics: Controlling wavefronts With optical antenna metasurfaces,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics vol. 19, 4700423 (2013)

R. Blanchard, T. S. Mansuripur, B. Gokden, N. Yu, M. Kats, P. Genevet, K. Fujita, T. Edamura, M. Yamanishi, and F. Capasso, “High-power low-divergence tapered quantum cascade lasers with plasmonic collimators,” Applied Physics Letters vol. 102, 191114 (2013)

Y. Yao, M. A. Kats, P. Genevet, N. Yu, Y. Song, J. Kong, and F. Capasso, “Broad electrical tuning of graphene-loaded plasmonic antennas,” Nano Letters vol. 13, pp. 1257–1264 (2013)

2012

N. Yu, F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “A Broadband, background-free quarter-wave plate based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Letters vol. 12. pp. 6328–6333 (2012)

F. Aieta, A. Kabiri, P. Genevet, N. Yu, M. A. Kats, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Reflection and refraction of light from metasurfaces with phase discontinuities,” Journal of Nanophotonics vol. 6, 063532 (2012)

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, N. Yu, R. Blanchard,Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Aberration-free ultrathin flat lenses and axicons at telecom wavelengths based on plasmonic metasurfaces,” Nano Letters vol. 12, pp. 4932–4936 (2012)

M. A. Kats, P. Genevet, G. Aoust, N. Yu, R. Blanchard, F. Aieta, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Giant birefringence in optical antenna arrays with widely tailorable optical anisotropy,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol. 109, pp. 12364–12368 (2012)

R. Blanchard, G. Aoust, P. Genevet, N. Yu, M. A. Kats, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Modeling nanoscale V-shaped antennas for the design of optical phased arrays,” Physical Review B vol. 85, 155457 (2012)

P. Genevet , N. Yu, F. Aieta, J. Lin, M. A. Kats, R. Blanchard, M. O. Scully, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Ultra-thin plasmonic optical vortex plate based on phase discontinuities,” Applied Physics Letters vol. 100, 13101 (2012)
• Featured as the cover of the Jan. 2, 2012 issue of Applied Physics Letters

F. Aieta, P. Genevet, N. Yu, M. A. Kats, Z. Gaburro, and F. Capasso, “Out-of-plane reflection and refraction of light by anisotropic optical antenna metasurfaces with phase discontinuities,” Nano Letters vol. 12, pp. 1702-1706 (2012)

N. Yu, Q. J. Wang, and F. Capasso, “Beam engineering of quantum cascade lasers,” Laser & Photonics Reviews vol. 6, pp. 24-46 (2012)
• Featured as the cover of the Jan. 2012 issue of Laser & Photonics Reviews


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