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
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
S. Shrestha, A. C. Overvig, M. Lu, A. Stein, and N. Yu, “Broadband achromatic dielectric metalenses,” Light: Science & Applications vol. 7, 85 (2018).
J. Mandal, Y. Fu, A. Overvig, M. Jia, K. Sun, N. Shi, H. Zhou, X. Xiao, N. Yu*, Y. and Yang*, Hierarchically porous polymer coatings for highly efficient passive daytime radiative cooling Science vol. 362, 315–319 (2018) (*co-corresponding authors).
Y. Zhu, Z. Li, Z. Hao, C. DiMarco, P. Maturavongsadit, Y. Hao, M. Lu, A. Stein, Q. Wang, J. Hone, N. Yu* and Q. Lin*, Optical conductivity-based ultrasensitive mid-infrared biosensing on a hybrid metasurface, Light: Science & Applications vol.7, 67 (2018) (*co-corresponding authors).
N. N. Shi, C.-C. Tsai, M. J. Carter, J. Mandal, A. C. Overvig, M. Y. Sfeir, M. Lu, C. L. Craig, G. D. Bernard, Y. Yang, and N. Yu, “Nanostructured fibers as a versatile photonic platform: Radiative cooling and waveguiding through transverse Anderson localization,” Light: Science & Applications vol. 7, 37 (2018).
J. Mandal, S. Du, M. Dontigny, K. Zaghib, N. Yu*, and Y. Yang*, “Li4Ti5O12: A visible-to-infrared broadband electrochromic material for optical and thermal management,” Advanced Functional Materials vol. 28, 1802180 (2018) (*co-corresponding authors).
A. C. Overvig, S. Shrestha, and N. Yu, “Dimerized high contrast gratings,” Nanophotonics vol. 7, 1157–1168 (2018).
Z. Zhang, D. Schwanz, B. Narayanan, M. Kotiuga, J. A. Dura, M. Cherukara, H. Zhou, J. W. Freeland, J. Li, R. Sutarto, F. He, C. Wu, J. Zhu, Y. Sun, K. Ramadoss, S. S. Nonnenmann, N. Yu, R. Comin, K. M. Rabe, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, and S. Ramanathan, “Perovskite nickelates as electric-field sensors in salt water,” Nature vol. 553, 68–72 (2018).
Z. Li, M.-H. Kim, C. Wang, Z. Han, S. Shrestha, Adam C. Overvig, M. Lu, A. Stein, A. M. Agarwal, M. Lončar, and N. Yu, “Controlling propagation and coupling of waveguide modes using phase-gradient metasurfaces,” Nature Nanotechnology vol. 12, 675–683 (2017).
C. Wang, Z. Li, M.-H. Kim, X. Xiong, X.-F. Ren, G.-C. Guo, N. Yu*, and M. Loncar*, Metasurface-assisted phase-matching-free second harmonic generation in lithium niobate waveguides, Nature Communications 8, 2098 (2017) (*co-corresponding authors).
J. Mandal, D. Wang, A. C. Overvig, N. N. Shi, D. Paley, A. Zangiabadi, Q. Cheng, K. Barmak, N. Yu*, and Yuan Yang*, “Scalable, ‘dip-and-dry’ fabrication of a wide-angle plasmonic selective absorber for high-efficiency solar–thermal energy conversion,” Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201702156 (*co-corresponding authors).
Y. Wang, A. C. Overvig, S. Shrestha, R. Zhang, R. Wang, N. Yu, and L. Dal Negro, “Tunability of indium tin oxide materials for mid-infrared plasmonics applications,” Optical Materials Express vol. 7, 2727–2739 (2017).
N. Yu and F. Capasso, “Optical metasurfaces and prospect of their applications including fiber optics,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology vol. 33, 2344 (2015)
N. Yu and F. Capasso, “Flat optics with designer metasurfaces,” Nature Materials vol. 13, 139–150 (2014)
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)
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)
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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