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Mr. Jianfa Zhang

Project
Active Photonic Metamaterials

Short CV
Jianfa Zhang is currently a third year PhD student at the University of Southampton. He received his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), China in 2007. After that, he continued to study at NUDT as a Master student and was transferred to be a PhD student in February, 2009. He ceased his studies at NUDT and joined the Optoelectronics Research Centre in October, 2009.

Articles

  1. Giant nonlinearity of an optically reconfigurable plasmonic metamaterial
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Mater. 28, 729-733 (2016) doi: 10.1002/adma.201504467 - pdf, cited by 17
  2. Giant optical forces in planar dielectric photonic metamaterials
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Opt. Lett., 39, 4883-4886 (2014) doi: 10.1364/OL.39.004883 - pdf, cited by 18
  3. Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Opt. Express 21(22), 26714 (2013) doi: 10.1364/OE.21.026721 - pdf, cited by 49
  4. Nonlinear dielectric optomechanical metamaterials
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Light: Science and Applications 2, e96 (2013) doi: 10.1038/lsa.2013.52 - pdf, cited by 42
  5. An all-optical, non-volatile, bidirectional, phase-change meta-switch
    B. Gholipour, J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Mater. 25, 3050-3054 (2013) doi: 10.1002/adma.201300588 - pdf, cited by 90
  6. An electromechanically reconfigurable plasmonic metamaterial operating in the near-infrared
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nature Nanotech. 8, 252-255 (2013) doi: 10.1038/NNANO.2013.25 - pdf, cited by 152
  7. Optical response of plasmonic relief meta-surfaces
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald and N. I. Zheludev
    J. Opt. 14, 114002 (2012) doi: 10.1088/2040-8978/14/11/114002 - pdf, cited by 31
  8. Controlling light-with-light without nonlinearity
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Light: Science and Applications 1, e18 (2012) doi: 10.1038/lsa.2012.18 - pdf, cited by 156
  9. Optical gecko toe: optically controlled attractive near-field forces between plasmonic metamaterials and dielectric or metal surfaces
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 205123 (2012) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.205123 - pdf, cited by 50

    [Erratum: Phys. Rev. B 89, 239901 (2014) pdf]
  10. Control of metal color using surface relief metamaterial nanostructuring
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, N. Papasimakis, Y. Chen, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Newsroom (2012) doi: 10.1117/2.1201202.004119 - pdf
  11. Continuous metal plasmonic frequency selective surfaces
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, N. Papasimakis, Y. Chen, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Opt. Express 19(23), 23279 (2011) doi: 10.1364/OE.19.023279 - pdf, cited by 47
  12. Nanostructured plasmonic medium for terahertz bandwidth all-optical switching
    M. Ren, B. Jia, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, A. E. Nikolaenko, J. Xu, M. Gu, N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Mater. 23, 5540 (2011) doi: 10.1002/adma.201103162 - pdf, cited by 90

Conference Contributions

  1. Controlling light with light in a plasmonic nanooptomechanical metamaterial
    J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Zhang and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO:2014, San Jose, CA, USA, 8 - 13 Jun 2014
  2. (keynote) Driving reconfigurable photonic metamaterials with light and electrical signals: exploiting forces and fields at the nanoscale
    N. I. Zheludev, E. Plum, K. F. MacDonald, J. Y. Ou, J. Zhang, J. Valente, W. M. Zhu, and A. Q. Liu
    Metamaterials' 2013, Bordeaux, France, 16 - 19 Sep 2013
  3. (invited) Optical switching with phase-change metamaterials
    K. F. MacDonald, J. Zhang, B. Gholipour, J. Maddock, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA, 25 - 29 Aug 2013
  4. (invited) Dielectric photonic metamaterials
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2013), Cartagena, Spain, 23 - 27 Jun 2013
  5. (invited) Phase-change and optomechanical functionalities in photonic metamaterials
    K. F. MacDonald, J. Zhang, B. Gholipour, J. Maddock, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    E-MRS 2013 Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, 27 - 31 May 2013
  6. Optical magnetism in all-dielectric metamaterials
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, 12 - 16 May 2013
  7. All-optical, non-volatile, chalcogenide phase-change meta-switch
    B. Gholipour, J. Zhang, J. Maddock, K. F. MacDonald, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, 12 - 16 May 2013
  8. (poster) Optomechanical nonlinearity and bistability in dielectric metamaterials
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO/Europe - IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, 12 - 16 May 2013
  9. (invited) Fishing for carbon nanotubes with a plasmonic metamaterial net
    H. Yasuda, J. Zhang, G. Adamo, S. Hakuta, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    JSAP Spring Meeting 2013, Kanagawa, Japan, 27 - 30 Mar 2013
  10. (invited) Structural phase change functionality in photonic metamaterials
    K. F. MacDonald, J. Zhang, B. Gholipour, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    IPS Meeting 2013, Singapore, 4 - 6 Mar 2013
  11. (invited) Nanomechanical control of metamaterial optical properties
    E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, J. Valente, J. Zhang and N. I. Zheludev
    IPS Meeting 2013, Singapore, 4 - 6 Mar 2013
  12. (invited) Reconfiguring photonic metamaterials with electromagnetic forces
    E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, J. Valente, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2013, Seefeld, Austria, 3 - 6 Jan 2013
  13. Optical magnetic response in all-dielectric metamaterial
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, R. Chen, M. D. B. Charlton, K. F. MacDonald,and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2013, Seefeld, Austria, 3 - 6 Jan 2013
  14. (poster) Fishing for carbon nanotubes with a photonic metamaterial net
    H. Yasuda, J. Zhang, G. Adamo, K. F. MacDonald, and N. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2013, Seefeld, Austria, 3 - 6 Jan 2013
  15. (poster) Nonlinear dielectric optomechanical metamaterials
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2013, Seefeld, Austria, 3 - 6 Jan 2013
  16. (invited) Reconfiguring photonic metamaterials
    E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, J. Valente, J. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Sino-UK Workshop on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, Beijing, China, 7 - 8 Dec 2012
  17. Controlling Light
    N. I. Zheludev, J. Zhang, and K. F. MacDonald
    Metamaterials 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia, 17 - 22 Sep 2012
  18. Perfect plasmonic absorption and transparency: the anti-lasing spaser
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Photon12, Durham, UK, 3 - 6 Sep 2012
  19. Chalcogenide metamaterial phase change all-optical switch of nanoscale thickness
    B. Gholipour, J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    EPCOS 2012, Tampere, Finland, 8 - 10 Jul 2012
  20. Metamaterial coherent perfect absorber: the anti-lasing-spaser
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    6th International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP’2012), Beijing, China, 27 - 30 May 2012
  21. Metamaterial 'gecko toe': optically-controlled adhesion to any surface
    J. Zhang, H. Yasuda, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO:2012, San Jose, United States, 06 - 11 May 2012
  22. Metamaterial coherent light absorption: the time-reversed analogue of the lasing spaser
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO:2012, San Jose, United States, 06 - 11 May 2012
  23. Chalcogenide glass photonics: non-volatile, bi-directional, all-optical switching in phase-change metamaterials
    B. Gholipour, J. Zhang, F. Al-Saab; K. F. MacDonald, B. Hayden, D. W. Hewak, N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO:2012, San Jose, United States, 06 - 11 May 2012
  24. (poster) Optical 'gecko toe': near-field force sticks a metamaterial to any surface
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 16 - 19 Apr 2012
  25. (poster) Light absorption by interference of radiation in a metamaterial - an anti-LASER
    J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 16 - 19 Apr 2012
  26. (poster) Non-volatile bi-directional all-optical switching in chalcogenide glass metamaterials
    B. Gholipour, J. Zhang, K. F. MacDonald, D. W. Hewak, N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium, 16 - 19 Apr 2012
  27. (poster) Frequency selective reflectors, magnetic walls and perfect optical absorbers based on new classes of metal and dielectric-loaded relief metamaterials
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, T. Uchino, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Metamaterials 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 10 - 15 Oct 2011
  28. (invited) Functional photonic metamaterials
    M. Ren, J. Y. Ou, B. Jia, E. Plum, J. Zhang, L. Jiang, A. Nikolaenko, J. J. Xu, M. Gu, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    IEEE Photonics 2011, Arligton, VA, USA, 09 - 13 Oct 2011
  29. (invited) Manipulating light with photonic metamaterials
    J. Y. Ou, T. S. Kao, J. Zhang, E. Plum, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Optics & Photonics 2011, San Diego, CA, USA, 21-25 Aug 2011
  30. (invited) Advances in nonlinear and switchable photonic metamaterials
    K. F. MacDonald, M. Ren, J. Zhang, B. Gholipour, N. Papasimakis, A. E. Nikolaenko, Z. X. Shen, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPP5, Busan, S. Korea, 15 -20 May 2011
  31. Intaglio and Bas-Relief Metamaterials: controlling the Colour of Metals
    J. Zhang, J. Y. Ou, N. Papasimakis, Y. Chen, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    NANOMETA 2011, Seefeld, Austria, 3-6 Jan 2011
  32. Chalcogenide plasmonic metamaterial switches
    Z. L. Sámson, J. Zhang, G. Adamo, T. Uchino, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, C-C. Huang, F. De Angelis, K. F. MacDonald, P. Ashburn, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Optics & Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA, 01 - 05 Aug 2010
  33. Active photonic metamaterials
    Z. L. Sámson, B. Gholipour, F. De Angelis, S. Li, K. J. Knight, J. Zhang, T. Uchino, C. C. Huang, K. F. MacDonald, P. Ashburn, E. Di Fabrizio, D. W. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    8th Electro-Optics and infrared Conference, Shrivenham, UK, 07-09 Jul 2010