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Dr. Yijie Shen

Project
Photonics of Anapoles and "Flying Doughnuts"

Short CV
Dr. Yijie Shen is currently a Senior Research Fellow of Nanophotonics & Metamaterials Group (Nikolay I. Zheludev group) in Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, also working as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow funded by Marie S.-Curie MULTIPLY Fellowship. He received 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 a member of the Chinese Optical Society (COS) and Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and an invited member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), specially a fellow member in the Systems and Instrumentation Group in which. He won the Wang Da-Heng Optics Award (COS, China) in 2019. He is a national first-grade computer aided designer and cartographer in China. He is a senior reviewer of journals Opt. Lett., Opt. Express, IEEE Photon. J., J. Opt., etc., who especially won the IOP and OSA Outstanding Reviewer Awards in 2020. He is also a member in the Journal of Optics Advisory Panel. He has published more than 40 papers in high-impact journals including Light: Sci. & Appl., Optica, Phys. Rev. Appl., Phys. Rev. A, Opt. Lett., Opt. Express, with over hundreds of citations.

Personal website

Articles

  1. Nonseparable states of light: from quantum to classical
    Y. Shen, Carmelo Rosales-Guzmán
    Laser & Photonics Rev. 2100533 (2022) doi: 10.1002/lpor.202100533
  2. Divergence-degenerate spatial multiplexing towards future ultrahigh capacity, low bit-error-rate optical communications
    Z. Wan, Y. Shen, Z. Wang, Z. Shi, Q. Liu, and X. Fu
    Light: Sci. & Appl. , in press (2022)
  3. Multipartite classically entangled scalar beams
    Z. Wan, Y. Shen, Q. Liu, and X. Fu
    Opt. Lett. , 47(8), 2052-2055 (2022) doi: 10.1364/OL.451046
  4. Conformal frequency conversion for arbitrary vectorial structured light
    H. Wu, B. Yu, Z. Zhu, W. Gao, D. Ding, Z. Zhou, X. Hu, C. Rosales-Guzmán, Y. Shen, B. Shi
    Optica 9(2), 187-196 (2022) doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.444685
  5. Generation of optical skyrmions with tunable topological textures
    Y. Shen, E. C. Martinez, C. Rosales-Guzman
    ACS Photonics 9(1), 296–303 (2022)doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c01703
    [Journal cover]
  6. Shrinking multiplexed orbital angular momentum to the nanoscale
    C. He, Y. Shen, A. Forbes and M. J. Booth
    Light: Sci. & Appl. 10, 220 (2021) doi: 10.1038/s41377-021-00668-6
  7. Rays, waves, SU(2) symmetry and geometry: toolkits for structured light
    Y. Shen
    J. Opt. 23, 124004 (2021) doi: 10.1088/2040-8986/ac3676
  8. Structural stability of open vortex beams
    R. Zeng, Q. Zhao, Y. Shen, Y. Liu, and Y. Yan
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 119, 171105 (2021) doi: 10.1063/5.0062967
  9. Supertoroidal light pulses as electromagnetic skyrmions propagating in free space
    Y. Shen, Y. Hou, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Comm. 12, 5891 (2021) doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26037-w
  10. Deep-learning based recognition of multi-singularity structured light
    H. Wang, X. Yang, Z. Liu, J. Pan, Y. Meng, Z. Shi, Z. Wan, H. Zhang, Y. Shen, X. Fu and Q. Liu
    Nanophotonics (2021)doi: 10.1515/nanoph-2021-0489 - pdf

    [Invited Article, Special Issue of Photonic Angular Momentum]
  11. Advances of Yb:CALGO Laser Crystals
    H. Wang, J. Pan, Y. Meng, Q. Liu, Y. Shen
    Crystals 11 (9), 1131 (2021) doi: 10.3390/cryst11091131

    [Invited Review]
  12. Topological bimeronic beams
    Y. Shen
    Opt. Lett. 46 (15), 3737-3740 (2021) doi: 10.1364/OL.431122 - pdf

    [Editor's Pick]
  13. To unify azimuthally traveling-wave and standing-wave structured light by ray-wave duality
    Z. Wang, Y. Shen, Q. Liu and X. Fu
    J. Opt. 23, 115604 (2021) doi: 10.1088/2040-8986/ac160b
  14. Measures of space-time nonseparability of electromagnetic pulses
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev
    Phys. Rev. Research 3, 013236 (2021) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.013236 - pdf
  15. Creation and control of high-dimensional multi-partite classically entangled light
    Y. Shen, I. Nape, X. Yang, X. Fu, M. Gong, D. Naidoo, and A. Forbes
    Light: Sci. & Appl. 10, 50 (2021)doi: 10.1038/s41377-021-00493-x - pdf
    [Journal cover]
  16. Astigmatic hybrid SU(2) vector vortex beams: towards versatile structures in longitudinally variant polarized optics
    Z. Wang, Y. Shen, D. Naidoo, X. Fu, and A. Forbes
    Opt. Express 29 (1), 315-329 (2021) doi: 10.1364/OE.414674 - pdf
  17. Structured ray-wave vector vortex beams in multiple degrees of freedom from a laser: erratum
    Y. Shen, X. Yang, D. Naidoo, X. Fu and A. Forbes
    Optica 7 (12), 1705-1705 (2020) doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.414397 - pdf
  18. Index-Tunable Structured-Light Beams from a Laser with an Intracavity Astigmatic Mode Converter
    J. Pan, Y. Shen, Z. Wan, X. Fu, H. Zhang and Q. Liu
    Phys. Rev. Appl. 14, 044048 (2020) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.044048 - pdf
  19. Digitally tailoring arbitrary structured light of generalized ray-wave duality
    Z. Wan, Z. Wang, X. Yang, Y. Shen and X. Fu
    Opt. Express 28 (21), 31043-31056 (2020) doi: 10.1364/OE.400587 - pdf
  20. 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
  21. 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

Conference Contributions

  1. Space-time superoscillations in structured light pulses
    Y. Shen, N. Papasimakis, M. R. Dennis, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO 2022, San Jose, CA, USA, 15-20 May 2022
  2. Diffraction-free propagating electromagnetic skyrmions
    Y. Shen, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO 2022, San Jose, CA, USA, 15-20 May 2022
  3. Divergence-degenerate spatial multiplexing towards higher-dimensional optical communications
    Z. Wan, Y. Shen, X. Fu
    CLEO 2022, San Jose, CA, USA, 15-20 May 2022
  4. Galaxy waves: 3D inhomogeneous auto-accelerating beams
    J. Pan, Y. Shen, H. Wang, Q. Liu
    CLEO 2022, San Jose, CA, USA, 15-20 May 2022
  5. (invited) Supertoroidal skyrmionic dynamics and space-time superoscillation of light
    Y. Shen, N. Papasimakis, N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Photonics Europe 2022, Strasbourg, France, 3-8 Apr 2022
  6. Coordinate nanometrology of coronavirus-like nanoparticle with topologically structured light
    Y. Wang, Y. Shen ,K. F. MacDonald, E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2022, Seefeld, Austria, 28-31 Mar 2022
  7. Superoscillatory Space-Time Nonseparable Optical Pulses
    Y. Shen, N. Papasimakis, M. R. Dennis, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2022, Seefeld, Austria, 28-31 Mar 2022
  8. Propagating Electromagnetic Skyrmions
    Y. Shen, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanometa 2022, Seefeld, Austria, 28-31 Mar 2022
  9. (invited) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions
    Y. Shen
    Digital Singular Optics (DSO 2021), Yalta, Virtual Conference, 6 - 10 Sep 2021
  10. Supertoroidal Skyrmionic Light Pulses
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev
    ICEAA-IEEE APWC-USNC URSI RSM 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 9-13, 2021
  11. (invited) Classically “entangled” toroidal pulses
    N. Papasimakis, Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, S. Pidishety and N. I. Zheludev
    SPIE Optics & Photonics 2021, Virtual Conference, 1 - 5 Aug 2021
  12. Digitally controlled ray-wave geometric beams as higher-dimensional information carriers
    Z. Wan, Z. Wang, Y. Shen, and X. Fu
    SPIE’s Laser Beam Shaping (LBS), Virtual conference, 1 - 5 Aug 2021
  13. (invited) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions
    Y. Shen
    SPIE’s Laser Beam Shaping (LBS), Virtual conference, 1 - 5 Aug 2021
  14. Supertoroidal Skyrmionic Light Pulses
    Y. Shen, Y. Hou, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021 Virtual Meeting, 21 - 25 June 2021
  15. Intracavity-Mode-Conversion Structured-Light Laser
    J. Pan, Y. Shen , H. Wang, Z. Wang, Z. Wan, X. Fu, H. Zhang, and Q. Liu
    CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, 9 - 14 May 2021
  16. Skyrmionic Supertoroidal Light Pulses
    Y. Shen, Y. Hou, A. Zdagkas, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, 9 - 14 May 2021
  17. Clasically entangled vectorial structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and higher dimensions
    Y. Shen, Z. Wang, X.Yang, I. Nape, D. Naidoo, X. Fu and A. Forbes
    CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, 9 - 14 May 2021
  18. (Poster) State Tomography of Space-Time “Entangled” Ultrafast Optical Pulses
    Y. Shen, A. Zdagkas, S. Pidishety, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, 9 - 14 May 2021
  19. Observation of Toroidal Light Pulses
    A. Zdagkas, Y. Shen(1), S. Pidishety, C. McDonnell, J. Deng, G. Li, N. Papasimakis T. Ellenbogen and N. I. Zheludev
    CLEO 2021 Virtual Conference, 9 - 14 May 2021
  20. (invited) Structured light towards multiple degrees of freedom and high dimensions
    Y. Shen
    OFS 2021, Hangzhou, China, Virtual conference, 24-26 April 2021
  21. (invited) Structured Light towards Multiple Degrees of Freedom and High Dimensions
    Y. Shen
    Optical Young Scientist Summit (YOSS) 2020, 4-7 Dec 2020, Ningbo, China
  22. 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
  23. 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