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Topological Light at Structured Surfaces

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Project "TOPOLOGICAL" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Edgbaston
postcode: B15 2TT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙997˙599 €
 EC max contribution 1˙997˙599 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2020-11-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 1˙997˙599.00


 Project objective

By using metamaterials and metasurfaces as the platform, this proposal focuses on the novel topological physics and applications introduced by Berry phase. The flexibility in engineering the artificial ‘atoms’ and ‘molecules’ of metamaterials provides unlimited possibilities to create new structural effect where symmetry (or symmetry breaking) and topology play critical roles. We are particularly interested in the role Berry phase plays in various nontrivial surface optical effects, including topological surface states and spin Hall effect of light. The investigation of the scattering immune surface states in a topological metamaterial, i.e. an effective medium approach, acts to unify the spin Hall effect of light with the more unconventional scheme of topological orders and protected surface states. We will further exploit Berry phase in the nonlinear regime, in particular harmonic generations, to control the nonlinear coefficients to an unprecedented level. Hence our study on Berry phase in the nonlinear regime will point to a new research direction on nonlinearity coefficient engineering, which will have important impact in the area of nonlinear optics. The proposal also investigates into practical applications brought by a novel type of geometrical metasurfaces, where the phase and hence the wavefront are finely controlled by the Berry phase in a highly robust manner. The proposal involves the development of innovative synthesis technologies, theoretical analysis, numerical simulations, experimental characterizations, and device development. The new symmetry and topological effects in this research will greatly impact a number of disciplines including material science, condensed matter physics and photonics.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Liang Peng, Lingfu Duan, Kewen Wang, Fei Gao, Li Zhang, Gaofeng Wang, Yihao Yang, Hongsheng Chen, Shuang Zhang
Transverse photon spin of bulk electromagnetic waves in bianisotropic media
published pages: , ISSN: 1749-4885, DOI: 10.1038/s41566-019-0521-4
Nature Photonics 2019-10-14
2018 Biao Yang, Qinghua Guo, Ben Tremain, Rongjuan Liu, Lauren E. Barr, Qinghui Yan, Wenlong Gao, Hongchao Liu, Yuanjiang Xiang, Jing Chen, Chen Fang, Alastair Hibbins, Ling Lu, Shuang Zhang
Ideal Weyl points and helicoid surface states in artificial photonic crystal structures
published pages: 1013-1016, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaq1221
Science 359/6379 2019-06-07
2018 Yahong Liu, Qinghua Guo, Hongchao Liu, Congcong Liu, Kun Song, Biao Yang, Quanwen Hou, Xiaopeng Zhao, Shuang Zhang, Miguel Navarro-Cía
Circular-Polarization-Selective Transmission Induced by Spin-Orbit Coupling in a Helical Tape Waveguide
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-7019, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.9.054033
Physical Review Applied 9/5 2019-06-07
2017 Fuyong Yue, Chunmei Zhang, Xiao-Fei Zang, Dandan Wen, Brian D Gerardot, Shuang Zhang, Xianzhong Chen
High-resolution grayscale image hidden in a laser beam
published pages: 17129, ISSN: 2047-7538, DOI: 10.1038/lsa.2017.129
Light: Science & Applications 7/1 2019-06-07
2018 Lingbo Xia, Wenlong Gao, Biao Yang, Qinghua Guo, Hongchao Liu, Jiaguang Han, Weili Zhang, Shuang Zhang
Stretchable Photonic ‘Fermi Arcs’ in Twisted Magnetized Plasma
published pages: 1700226, ISSN: 1863-8880, DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201700226
Laser & Photonics Reviews 12/1 2019-06-07
2017 Teun-Teun Kim, Sang Soon Oh, Hyeon-Don Kim, Hyun Sung Park, Ortwin Hess, Bumki Min, Shuang Zhang
Electrical access to critical coupling of circularly polarized waves in graphene chiral metamaterials
published pages: e1701377, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701377
Science Advances 3/9 2019-06-07
2017 Shengyan Yang, Zhe Liu, Ling Jin, Wuxia Li, Shuang Zhang, Junjie Li, Changzhi Gu
Surface Plasmon Polariton Mediated Multiple Toroidal Resonances in 3D Folding Metamaterials
published pages: 2650-2658, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00529
ACS Photonics 4/11 2019-06-07
2017 Guixin Li, Lin Wu, King F. Li, Shumei Chen, Christian Schlickriede, Zhengji Xu, Siya Huang, Wendi Li, Yanjun Liu, Edwin Y. B. Pun, Thomas Zentgraf, Kok W. Cheah, Yu Luo, Shuang Zhang
Nonlinear Metasurface for Simultaneous Control of Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum in Second Harmonic Generation
published pages: 7974-7979, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04451
Nano Letters 17/12 2019-06-07
2017 Qinghua Guo, Biao Yang, Lingbo Xia, Wenlong Gao, Hongchao Liu, Jing Chen, Yuanjiang Xiang, Shuang Zhang
Three Dimensional Photonic Dirac Points in Metamaterials
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.213901
Physical Review Letters 119/21 2019-06-07
2017 Changxu Liu, Wenlong Gao, Biao Yang, Shuang Zhang
Disorder-Induced Topological State Transition in Photonic Metamaterials
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.183901
Physical Review Letters 119/18 2019-06-07
2018 Wenlong Gao, Biao Yang, Ben Tremain, Hongchao Liu, Qinghua Guo, Lingbo Xia, Alastair P. Hibbins, Shuang Zhang
Experimental observation of photonic nodal line degeneracies in metacrystals
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03407-5
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-06-07
2018 Dongyang Wang Dongyang Wang, Jiaguang Han Jiaguang Han, Shuang Zhang Shuang Zhang
Optical cavity resonance with magnetized plasma
published pages: 50005, ISSN: 1671-7694, DOI: 10.3788/COL201816.050005
Chinese Optics Letters 16/5 2019-06-07
2018 Wenwei Liu, Zhancheng Li, Hua Cheng, Chengchun Tang, Junjie Li, Shuang Zhang, Shuqi Chen, Jianguo Tian
Metasurface Enabled Wide-Angle Fourier Lens
published pages: 1706368, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201706368
Advanced Materials 30/23 2019-06-07
2017 Lianlin Li, Tie Jun Cui, Wei Ji, Shuo Liu, Jun Ding, Xiang Wan, Yun Bo Li, Menghua Jiang, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Shuang Zhang
Electromagnetic reprogrammable coding-metasurface holograms
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00164-9
Nature Communications 8/1 2019-06-07
2018 Teun-Teun Kim, Hyunjun Kim, Mitchell Kenney, Hyun Sung Park, Hyeon-Don Kim, Bumki Min, Shuang Zhang
Amplitude Modulation of Anomalously Refracted Terahertz Waves with Gated-Graphene Metasurfaces
published pages: 1700507, ISSN: 2195-1071, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700507
Advanced Optical Materials 6/1 2019-06-07
2018 Dongyang Wang, Changxu Liu, Hongchao Liu, Jiaguang Han, Shuang Zhang
Wave dynamics on toroidal surface
published pages: 17820, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.017820
Optics Express 26/14 2019-05-10
2018 Ping Yu, Jianxiong Li, Shuang Zhang, Zhongwei Jin, Gisela Schütz, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Michael Hirscher, Na Liu
Dynamic Janus Metasurfaces in the Visible Spectral Region
published pages: 4584-4589, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01848
Nano Letters 18/7 2019-05-10
2018 Teun-Teun Kim, Hyeon-Don Kim, Rongkuo Zhao, Sang Soon Oh, Taewoo Ha, Dong Seob Chung, Young Hee Lee, Bumki Min, Shuang Zhang
Electrically Tunable Slow Light Using Graphene Metamaterials
published pages: 1800-1807, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01551
ACS Photonics 5/5 2019-05-10
2018 Jianxiong Li, Simon Kamin, Guoxing Zheng, Frank Neubrech, Shuang Zhang, Na Liu
Addressable metasurfaces for dynamic holography and optical information encryption
published pages: eaar6768, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar6768
Science Advances 4/6 2019-05-10
2018 Shumei Chen, Guixin Li, Kok Wai Cheah, Thomas Zentgraf, Shuang Zhang
Controlling the phase of optical nonlinearity with plasmonic metasurfaces
published pages: 1013-1024, ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2018-0011
Nanophotonics 7/6 2019-05-10
2018 Hongwei Jia, Wenlong Gao, Yuanjiang Xiang, Haitao Liu, Shuang Zhang
Resonant Transmission through Topological Metamaterial Grating
published pages: 1800118, ISSN: 0003-3804, DOI: 10.1002/andp.201800118
Annalen der Physik 530/9 2019-05-10
2018 Christian Schlickriede, Naomi Waterman, Bernhard Reineke, Philip Georgi, Guixin Li, Shuang Zhang, Thomas Zentgraf
Imaging through Nonlinear Metalens Using Second Harmonic Generation
published pages: 1703843, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201703843
Advanced Materials 30/8 2019-05-10
2017 Hongchao Liu, Shuang Zhang
Computational ghost imaging of hot objects in long-wave infrared range
published pages: 31110, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI:
Applied Physics Letters 111 2019-06-07
2017 Weimin Ye, Xiaodong Yuan, Chucai Guo, Jianfa Zhang, Biao Yang, Shuang Zhang
Large Chiroptical Effects in Planar Chiral Metamaterials
published pages: , ISSN: 2331-7019, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.054003
Physical Review Applied 7/5 2019-06-07
2017 Biao Yang, Qinghua Guo, Ben Tremain, Lauren E. Barr, Wenlong Gao, Hongchao Liu, Benjamin Béri, Yuanjiang Xiang, Dianyuan Fan, Alastair P. Hibbins, Shuang Zhang
Direct observation of topological surface-state arcs in photonic metamaterials
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00134-1
Nature Communications 8/1 2019-06-07
2016 Mitchell Kenney, Shaoxian Li, Xueqian Zhang, Xiaoqiang Su, Teun-Teun Kim, Dongyang Wang, Dongmin Wu, Chunmei Ouyang, Jiaguang Han, Weili Zhang, Hongbo Sun, Shuang Zhang
Pancharatnam-Berry Phase Induced Spin-Selective Transmission in Herringbone Dielectric Metamaterials
published pages: 9567-9572, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603460
Advanced Materials 28/43 2019-06-07
2017 Guoxing Zheng, Weibiao Wu, Zile Li, Shuang Zhang, Muhammad Qasim Mehmood, Ping’an He, Song Li
Dual field-of-view step-zoom metalens
published pages: 1261, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.001261
Optics Letters 42/7 2019-06-07
2016 Weimin Ye, Franziska Zeuner, Xin Li, Bernhard Reineke, Shan He, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Juan Liu, Yongtian Wang, Shuang Zhang, Thomas Zentgraf
Spin and wavelength multiplexed nonlinear metasurface holography
published pages: 11930, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11930
Nature Communications 7 2019-06-07
2017 Guixin Li, Shuang Zhang, Thomas Zentgraf
Nonlinear photonic metasurfaces
published pages: 17010, ISSN: 2058-8437, DOI: 10.1038/natrevmats.2017.10
Nature Reviews Materials 2 2019-06-07
2017 Fuyong Yue, Dandan Wen, Chunmei Zhang, Brian D. Gerardot, Wei Wang, Shuang Zhang, Xianzhong Chen
Multichannel Polarization-Controllable Superpositions of Orbital Angular Momentum States
published pages: 1603838, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603838
Advanced Materials 2019-06-07
2017 Ke Chen, Yijun Feng, Francesco Monticone, Junming Zhao, Bo Zhu, Tian Jiang, Lei Zhang, Yongjune Kim, Xumin Ding, Shuang Zhang, Andrea Alù, Cheng-Wei Qiu
A Reconfigurable Active Huygens\' Metalens
published pages: 1606422, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201606422
Advanced Materials 2019-06-07
2017 H Liu, B Yang, Q Guo, J Shi, C Guan, G Zheng, H Mühlenbernd, T Zentgraf & S Zhang
Computational ghost imaging with helicity-dependent metasurface hologram
published pages: , ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI:
Science Advances 2019-06-07
2017 Qinghua Guo, Christian Schlickriede, Dongyang Wang, Hongchao Liu, Yuanjiang Xiang, Thomas Zentgraf, Shuang Zhang
Manipulation of vector beam polarization with geometric metasurfaces
published pages: 14300, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.014300
Optics Express 25/13 2019-06-07
2016 Wenlong Gao, Biao Yang, Mark Lawrence, Fengzhou Fang, Benjamin Béri, Shuang Zhang
Photonic Weyl degeneracies in magnetized plasma
published pages: 12435, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12435
Nature Communications 7 2019-06-07
2016 Yao-Ting Wang, Shuang Zhang
Elastic spin-Hall effect in mechanical graphene
published pages: 113014, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/11/113014
New Journal of Physics 18/11 2019-06-07
2017 Qilong Tan, Qinghua Guo, Hongchao Liu, XuGuang Huang, Shuang Zhang
Controlling the plasmonic orbital angular momentum by combining the geometric and dynamic phases
published pages: 4944-4949, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00124J
Nanoscale 9/15 2019-06-07

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