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Dr. Yijie Shen

Photonics of Anapoles and "Flying Doughnuts"

Short CV
Dr. Yijie Shen is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of Nanophotonics & Metamaterials Group (Nikolay I. Zheludev group) in Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton (Soton), Southampton, UK, and working as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow funded by Marie S.-Curie MULTIPLY Fellowship. He received the the Ph.D. degree in optical engineering at the Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. During Mar. 2019 to Jun. 2019, he was invited as a visiting researcher in School of Physics: Structured Light Laboratory (Andrew Forbes group), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa, and also invited as a visiting researcher in National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently a national first-grade computer aided designer and cartographer in China. He is a member of the Chinese Optical Society (COS) and Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He also won an awarded membership of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and fellow member in the Systems and Instrumentation Group in 2018. He is also a senior reviewer of journals Opt. Lett., Opt. Express, IEEE Photon. J., J. Opt., etc. He has published over forty papers in high-impact journals Light: Sci. & Appl., Phys. Rev. A, Opt. Lett., Opt. Express etc, and has over hundreds times citations.


  1. Structured ray-wave vector vortex beam in multiple degrees of freedom from a laser
    Y. Shen, X. Yang, D. Naidoo, X. Fu, and A. Forbes
    Optica 7 (7) 820-831 (2020) doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.382994 - pdf

    Optica on the cover paper
  2. SU(2) Poincaré Sphere: A generalized representation for multi-dimensional structured light
    Y. Shen, Z. Wang, X. Fu, D. Naidoo, and A. Forbes
    Phys. Rev. A 102 031501(R) (2020) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.031501 - pdf
  3. Measures of space-time non-separability of electromagnetic pulses
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    arXiv:2006.12603 (2020) - arXiv

Conference Contributions

  1. Space-Time Non-Separability of Complex Electromagnetic Fields Generated by Metasurfaces
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Metamaterials 2020 (Virtual Conference), 28 Sept – 01 Oct 2020
  2. Quantum-analogous measures for space-time non-separable light
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Photon 2020 (virtual conference), 1-4 Sep 2020