Zongfu Yu

Dugald C. Jackson Assistant Professor


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Room: 3535 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-1643

Primary Affiliation:
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Materials Science and Engineering,

Research Interests

Optical energy conversion; nanotechnology and deep learning for multimodal vision and sensing; semiconductor photonics; computational classical and quantum electrodynamics; topological photonics.

Selected Publications:

Ming Zhou, Lei Shi,Jian Zi, Zongfu Yu "Extraordinarily large optical cross section for localized single nanoresonator" Physical Review Letters, (2015)

Yu Shi, Zongfu Yu, Shanhui Fan "Limitations of nonlinear optical isolators due to dynamic reciprocity" Nature Photonics 388, 9 (2015)

Pengyu Fan, Zongfu Yu, Shanhui Fan, Mark Brongersma "Optical Fano resonance of an individual semicondutor nanostructure" Nature Materials, 13, 471 (2014)

Zongfu Yu, Nicholas Sergeant, Torbjorn Skauli, Gang Zhang, Hailiang Wang, and Shanhui Fan "Thermal Extraction: enhancing thermal emission of a macroscopic blackbody to far-field vacuum ", Nature Communication 4, 1730 (2013).

Hui Wu, Desheng Kong, Zhichao Ruan, Po-Chun Hsu, Shuang Wang, Zongfu Yu, Thomas J Carney, Liangbing Hu, Shanhui Fan, Yi Cui "A transparent electrode based on nanotrough network", Nature Nanotechnology 8, 421 (2013).

Dirk Jalas, Alexander Petrov, Manfred Eich, Wolfgand Fredue, Shanhui Fan, Zongfu Yu, Roel Baets, Milos Popovic, Andrea Melloni, John D. Joannopoulos, Mathias Vanwolleghem, Christopher R. Doerr, and Hagen Renner, "What is and what is not an optical isolator", Nature Photonics, 7, 579 (2013)

Kevin A. Arpin, Mark D. Losego, Andrew N. Cloud, Hailong Ning, Justin Mallek, Nicholas P. Sergeant, Linxiao Zhu, Zongfu Yu, Berç Kalanyan, Gregory N. Parsons, Gregory S. Girolami, John R. Abelson, Shanhui Fan, and Paul V. Braun.  "Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals with High Temperature Stability for Thermal Emission Modification"  Nature Communications (2013)

Zongfu Yu, A. Raman, S. Fan "Thermodynamic upper bound on broadband light coupling with photonic structures" Physical Review Letters, 109,173901 (2012)

Kejie Fang, Zongfu Yu, and Shanhui Fan " Realizing effective magnetic field for photons by controlling the phase of dynamic modulation" Nature Photonics DOI:10.1038/nphoton.2012.236 (2012).

H. Lira, Zongfu Yu, S. Fan and M. Lipson "Electro-optical silicon isolator" Physical Review Letters, 109, 033901 (2012).

K. Fang, Zongfu Yu, S. Fan " Photonic Aharonov-Bohm effect based on dynamic modulation" Physical Review Letters, 108,153901 (2012).

L. Verslegers, Zongfu Yu, Z. Ruan, P. Catrysse, S. Fan " From Electromagnetically Induced Transparency to Superscattering with a Single Structure: A Coupled-Mode Theory for Doubly Resonant Structures", Physical Review Letters, 108, 083902 (2012).

S. Fan, R. Baets, A. Petrov, Zongfu Yu, J. D. Joannopoulos, W. Freude, A. Melloni, M. Popvic, M. Vanwolleghem, D. Jalas, M. Eich, M. Krause, H. Renner, E. Brinkmeyer, C. R. Doerr " Comment on 'Nonreciprocal Light Propagation in a Silicon Photonic Circuit" Science, 335, 38, (2012) Technical Comments

Zongfu Yu, and Shanhui Fan " Angular constraint on light-trapping absorption enhancement in solar cells" Applied Physics Letters 98, 011106 (2011).

Zongfu Yu, and Shanhui Fan "Extraordinarily high spectral sensitivity in refractive index sensors using multiple optical modes" Optics Express, 19 10029 (2011). 

Zongfu Yu, Aaswath Raman, and Shanhui Fan " Fundamental limit of nanophotonic light trapping in solar cells" PNAS 107(41) 17491-17496 (2010).

Zongfu Yu, and Shanhui Fan “ Complete Optical Isolation created by indirect interband photonic transitions” Nature Photonics, 3, 91 (2009).

A. Kinkhabwala, Zongfu Yu, S. Fan, Y. Avlasevich, K. Mullen, and W.E. Moerner “Single-molecule fluorescence enhancements produced by a Bowtie nanoantenna” Nature Photonics, 3, 654, (2009).

Jia Zhu, Zongfu Yu, George F. Burkhard, Ching-Mei Hsu, Stephen T. Connor, Yueqin Xu, Qi Wang, Michael McGehee, Shanhui Fan and Yi Cui “ Optical Absorption Enhancement in Amorphous Silicon Nanowire Arrays ” Nano Letters 9 (1), pp 279–282 (2009).

Zongfu Yu, G. Veronis, Z. Wang and S. Fan “One-way electromagnetic waveguide formed at the interface between a plasmonic metal under static magnetic field and a photonic crystal”, Physical Review Letters, 100, 23902 (2008).

Zongfu Yu, G. Veronis, M. L. Brongersma, and S. Fan “Gain-induced switching in metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic waveguide” Applied Physics Letters 92, 041117 (2008).

Zongfu Yu, Z. Wang and S. Fan “One-way total reflection with one-dimensional magneto-optical photonic crystals” Applied Physics Letters 90, 121133 (2007).

Zongfu Yu, G. Veronis, M. L. Brongersma, and S. Fan “Design of mid-infrared photodetectors enhanced by surface plasmons on grating structures” Applied Physics Letters 89, 151116 (2006).


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