Research

Spectrum Control of Light with Metasurface

Structural Colors from All-Dielectric Surface Resonator

My second research interest is investigating how to control the apparent color of materials using all dielectric nanostructures, or the so-called Physical Colors. Different from conventional paint, which rely on the chemical properties of the dye molecules, physical colors rely solely on the geometry of the nanoscaled-materials. Therefore, with physical colors it is possible to achieve much better reflectance, longer durability and even dynamic tuning of the material's color.

Reference Publications:

  • Y. Shen*, V. Rinnerbauer*, I. Wang, V. Stelmakh, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, "Structural Colors from Fano ResonanceACS Photonics Vol 2, Iss. 1, pp. 27-32 (2015) (Arxiv)
  • E. Regan*, Y. Shen*, J. J. LopezC. Hsu, B. Zhen, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, "Geometrically Protected Resonance Modes and Optical Fano Resonances"
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