Journal Publications  Other Articles  Press Coverages

Selected Press Coverages
Metamaterial integration
Nature Photonics 15, 717 (2021) – link
Random access metamaterial enables ultimate spatial light control, January 2017 – link
Exotic optics: Metamaterial world
News Feature – Lee Billings Nature 500, 138-140 (2013) – link
Southampton scientists change the colour of gold
BBC News, 24 Oct. 2012 –link

Journal Publications
* corresponding author †equal contribution

  1. Picophotonic localization metrology beyond thermal fluctuations
    T. Liu, C-H. Chi, J. Y. Ou, J. Xu, E. A. Chan, K. F. MacDonald and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Mater. (2023) doi: 10.1038/s41563-023-01543-y – pdf 
  2. Photonic metamaterial analogue of a continuous time crystal
    T. Liu, J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Phys. (2023) doi: 10.1038/s41567-023-02023-5 – pdf [Press coverage]
  3. Microwatt volatile optical bistability via nanomechanical nonlinearity
    D. Papas, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Science 2300042 (2023) doi: 10.1002/advs.202300042 – pdf
  4. Counting and mapping of subwavelength nanoparticles from a single shot scattering pattern
    E. A. Chan, C. Rendón-Barraza, B. Wang, T. Pu, J. Y. Ou, H. Wei, G. Adamo, B. An, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanophotonics 130 (2023) doi: 10.1515/nanoph-2022-0612
  5. Broadband Solar Metamaterial Absorbers Empowered by Transformer‐Based Deep Learning
    W. Chen, Y. Gao, Y. Li, Y. Yan, J. Y. Ou, W. Ma, & J. Zhu
    Adv. Science10(13), 2206718 (2023)
  6. Enhanced stimulated Brillouin scattering in the unsuspended silicon waveguide assisted with genetic algorithms
    P. Li, S. Wang, G. Z. Mashanovich, J.-Y. Ou, and J. Yan
    Opt. Express 31, 16162-16177 (2023)
  7. Plasmonic anapole metamaterial for refractive index sensing
    J. Yao†, J. Y. Ou†, V. Savinov, M. K. Chen, H. Y. Kuo, N. I. Zheludev, D. P. Tsai
    PhotoniX 3, 23 (2022) doi: 10.1186/s43074-022-00069-x – pdf [Journal cover]
  8. Optimization of metamaterials and metamaterial-microcavity based on deep neural networks
    G. Lan, Y. Wang, J. Y. Ou*
    Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 5137 doi:10.1039/d2na00592a
  9. Ballistic dynamics of flexural thermal movements in a nano-membrane revealed with subatomic resolution
    T. Liu, *J. Y. Ou, N. Papasimakis, K. F. MacDonald, V. E. Gusev, and N. I. Zheludev
    Sci. Adv. (33), abn8007 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abn8007 [, 2205.02138 (2022) – link]
  10. Non-contact optical magnetic field sensor based on metamaterial nanomechanics
    G. Lan, *J. Y. Ou, D. Papas, N. I. Zheludev, and E. Plum
    APL Photonics 7, 036101 (2022) doi: 10.1063/5.0081849 – pdf [Featured article]
  11. Tailorable stimulated Brillouin scattering in a partially suspended aluminium nitride waveguide in the visible range
    P. Li, J. Y. Ou, G. Z. Mashanovich, and J. Yan,
    Opt. Express 30, 27092-27108 (2022)
  12. Tunable angle-selective optical transparency induced by photonic topological transition in Dirac semimetals-based hyperbolic metamaterials
    Q. Wang, L. Zhang, X. Cai, P. Cencillo-Abad, and J. Y. Ou
    Opt. Express 30, 23102-23114 (2022) doi: 10.1364/OE.458584
  13. Method for optimising the performance of PML in anchor-loss limited model via COMSOL. 
    P. Li, J. -Y. Ou and J. Yan
    IET Sci. Meas. Technol. 16, 327– 336 (2022). 10.1049/smt2.12107
  14. Thermal fluctuations of the optical properties of nanomechanical photonic metamaterials
    J. Li, D. Papas, T. Liu, *J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald, E. Plum, and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Opt. Mater. 202101591 (2021) doi: 10.1002/adom.202101591 – pdf
  15. Optomechanical metamaterial nanobolometer
    D. Papas, *J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, and N. I. Zheludev
    APL Photonics 6, 126110 (2021) doi: 10.1063/5.0073583 – pdf [Featured article]
  16. Visualization of Sub-atomic Movements in Nanostructures
    T. Liu, *J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nano Lett. 21 (18), 7746-7752 (2021) doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02644 – pdf
  17. Fiber-integrated phase change metasurfaces with switchable group delay dispersion
    T. Martins, Y. Cui, B. Gholipour, J. Y. Ou, O. Frazão, and K. F. MacDonald
    Adv. Opt. Mater., 2100803 (2021) doi: 10.1002/adom.202100803 – pdf
  18. Detection of sub-atomic movement in nanostructures
    T. Liu, *J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanoscale Adv.  3, 2213 (2021) doi: 10.1039/d0na01068e – pdf [inside front coverarXiv:2005.05160 (2020) – arXiv
  19. Decay rate enhancement of diamond NV-centers on diamond thin films
    H. Li, J. Y. Ou, V. A. Fedotov and N. Papasimakis
    Opt. Express 29, 25626 (2021) doi: 110.1364/OE.425706 – pdf
  20. Engineering the collapse of lifetime distribution of nitrogen-vacancy centers in nanodiamonds
    H. Li, J. Y. Ou, B. Gholipour, J. K. So, D. Piccinotti, V. A. Fedotov and N. Papasimakis
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 261103 (2021) doi: 10.1063/5.0054780 – pdf
  21. Gigahertz Nano-Optomechanical Resonances in a Dielectric SiC-Membrane Metasurface Array
    I. A. Ajia, J. Y. Ou, N. J. Dinsdale, H. J. Singh, T. Chen-Sverre, T. Liu, N. I. Zheludev, and O. L. Muskens
    Nano Lett. 11, 4563-4569 (2021) doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00205 – pdf
  22. Electrogyration in metamaterials: Chirality and polarization rotatory power that depend on applied electric field
    Q. Zhang, E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, H. Pi, J. Li , K. F. MacDonald, and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Opt. Mater.9 (4), 2001826 (2021) doi: 10.1002/adom.202001826 – pdf
  23. Enhancing ultra-wideband THz fingerprint sensing of unpatterned 2D carbon-based nanomaterials
    S. Ding, J.Y. Ou, L. Du, L. Zhu, S.A. Khan, H. Chen, J. Zhu
    Carbon 179, 666-676(2021) doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2021.04.084
  24. Spectroscopic study of gap-surface plasmons in a metallic convex groove array and their applications in nanofocusing and plasmonic sensing
    D. Li†, J. Y. Ou†, P. Xie, Z. Liang, W. Wang, W. Wang, H. Zhang, and X. Kuang
    Phys. Rev. B 103, 245404 (2021) doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.103.245404
  25. Unlabeled Far-Field Deeply Subwavelength Topological Microscopy (DSTM)
    T. Pu, J. Y. Ou V. Savinov G. Yuan N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Adv. Sci. 2002886 (2020) doi: 10.1002/advs.202002886 – pdf
  26. Label-free deeply subwavelength optical microscopy
    T. Pu, J. Y. Ou, N. Papasimakis and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 116 131105 (2020) doi: 10.1063/5.0003330 – pdf
  27. Selective light trapping of plasmonic stack metamaterials by circuit design
    J. Zhu, L. Zhang, S. Jiang , J. Y. Ou, & Q. H. Liu
    Nanoscale 12, 2057-2062 (2020)
  28. Imprinted plasmonic measuring nanocylinders for nanoscale volumes of materials
    J. Zhu, X. Chen, Y. Xie, J. Y. Ou, H. Chen, and Q. H. Liu
    Nanophotonics 9, 167–176 (2020)
  29. Mechanochromic Reconfigurable Metasurfaces
    A. Karvounis, N. Aspiotis,I. Zeimpekis, J. Y. Ou, C. C. Huang, D. Hewak, and N. I. Zheludev
    Advanced Science, 1900974 (2019) doi:10.1002/advs.201900974
  30. Perfect light absorption in graphene by two unpatterned dielectric layers and potential applications
    J. Zhu, C. Li, J. Y. Ou and Q. H. Liu
     142, 430-437 (2019) doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2018.10.073
  31. High-sensitivity refractive index sensors using coherent perfect absorption on graphene in the Vis-NIR region
    C. Li, J. Qiu, J. Y. Ou, Q.H. Liu, J. Zhu
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 2, 3231-3237 (2019) doi:10.1021/acsanm.9b00523
  32. Electronic and hyperbolic dielectric properties of ZrS2/HfS2 heterostructuresL. Zhang, W. Yu, Q. Wang, J. Y. Ou, B Wang, G Tang, X Jia, X Yang, G Wang, and X. Cai
    Phys. Rev. B 100 (16), 165304 (2019) doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165304
  33. Optical addressing of nanomechanical metamaterials with subwavelength resolution
    *J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 081104 (2018) doi:10.1063/1.5036966
  34. Optical bistability in shape-memory nanowire metamaterial array
    Y. Nagasaki, B. Gholipour, *J. Y. Ou, M. Tsuruta, E. Plum, K. F. MacDonald, J. Takahara, and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 021105 (2018) doi: 10.1063/1.5025400
  35. Optical Gating of Graphene on Photoconductive Fe: LiNbO3
    J. Gorecki, V. Apostolopoulos, J. Y. Ou, S. Mailis, and N. Papasimakis.
    ACS NANO 12(6) 5940-5945 (2018) doi:10.1021/acsnano.8b02161
  36. Optical properties of single crystal silver thin films on mica for high performance plasmonic devices
    T. Uchino, T. Koiwa, J. Y. Ou, and V. A. Fedotov
    Opt. Mater. Express 8(6), 1642-1649 (2018) doi:10.1364/OME.8.001642 [OMEx Editor’s Pick]
  37. Midinfrared one-dimensional photonic crystal constructed from two-dimensional electride material
    L. Zhang, W. Yu, J. Y. Ou, Q. Wang, X. Cai, B. Wang, X. Li, R. Zhao, and Y. Liu
    Phys. Rev. B 98, 075434 (2018) doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.075434
  38. Near unity ultraviolet absorption in graphene without patterning
    J. Zhu, S. Yan, N. Feng, L. Ye, J. Y. Ou, and Q. H. Liu
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 112,153106 (2018) doi:10.1063/1.5022768
  39. Portable tumor biosensing of serum by plasmonic biochips in combination with nanoimprint and microfluidics
    J. Zhou, F. Tao, J Zhu, S Lin, Z Wang, X Wang, J. Y. Ou, Y Li, Q.H. Liu
     8(2), pp.307-316 (2018) doi:10.1515/nanoph-2018-0173
  40. Fano resonance and Rabi splitting in MDM side-coupled cavities systems
    L. Zhang, X. Wang, W. Qiao, J. Y. Ou, Q. Gu, L. He, Q. Wang, Y. Liu, Y. Zhu, W. Li
    Opt. Commun. 421, 66-72 (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.optcom.2018.03.077
  41. Planar array with bidirectional elements for tunnel environments
    R. Wang, B-Z. Wang, X. Ding, and J. Y. Ou
    Sci. Rep. 7, 15421 (2017)  doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15817-4
  42. Electro-mechanical light modulator based on controlling the interaction of light with a metasurface
    P. Cencillo-Abad, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, and Nikolay I. Zheludev
    Sci. Rep.7, 5405 (2017) doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05906-9
  43. Coherent selection of invisible high-order electromagnetic excitations
    M. L. Tseng, X. Fang, V. Savinov, P. C. Wu, J. Y. Ou, N. I. Zheludev, and D. P. Tsai
    Sci. Rep.7, 44488 (2017) doi: 10.1038/srep44488
  44. Active counter electrode in a-SiC electrochemical metallization memory
    K. A. Morgan, J. Fan, R. Huang, L. Zhong, R. Gowers, J. Y. Ou, L. Jiang and C.H. De Groot
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 325102 (2017) doi:10.1088/1361-6463/aa7bbe
  45. Random access actuation of nanowire grid metamaterial
    P. Cencillo-Abad, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, J. Valente, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nanotechnology 27, 485206 (2016) doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/48/485206
  46. 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
  47. Nano-optomechanical nonlinear dielectric metamaterials
    A. Karvounis, J. Y. Ou, W. Wu, K. F. MacDonald, N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett.107, 191110 (2015) doi: 10.1063/1.4935795
  48. A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material
    J. Valente, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, I. J. Youngs, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Commun.6, 7021 (2015) doi: 10.1038/ncomms8021
  49. Reconfiguring photonic metamaterials with currents and magnetic fields
    J. Valente, J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, I. J. Youngs, and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett.106, 111905 (2015) doi: 10.1063/1.4913609
  50. Scalable high-mobility MoS 2 thin films fabricated by an atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition process at ambient temperature
    C. C. Huang, F. Al-Saab, Y. Wang, J. Y. Ou, J. C. Walker, S. Wang, B. Gholipour, R. E. Simpson  and  D. W. Hewak
    Nanoscale 6 (21), 12792 (2014) doi:10.1039/C4NR04228J
  51. Ultraviolet and visible range plasmonics in the topological insulator Bi1.5Sb0.5Te1.8Se1.2
    J. Y. Ou
    , J. K. So, G. Adamo, A. Sulaev, L. Wang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nat. Commun.5, 5139 (2014) doi: 10.1038/ncomms6139
  52. Ultrafast all-optical switching via coherent modulation of metamaterial absorption
    X. Fang, M. L. Tseng, J. Y. Ou, K. F. MacDonald, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev
    Appl. Phys. Lett.104, 141102 (2014) doi: 10.1063/1.4870635
  53. 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
  54. Electro-optical control in a plasmonic metamaterial hybridised with a liquid-crystal cell
    O. Buchnev, J. Y. Ou, M. Kaczmarek, N. I. Zheludev, and V. A. Fedotov
    Opt. Express 21(2), 1633 (2013) doi: 10.1364/OE.21.001633
  55. Germanium antimony lateral nanowire phase change memory by chemical vapor depositionB. Gholipour, C. C. Huang, J. Y. Ou, D. W. Hewak
    Physica status solidi (b) 250 (5), 994 (2013) doi:10.1002/pssb.201248515
  56. Electron-beam-driven collective-mode metamaterial light source
    G. Adamo, J. Y. Ou, J. K. So, S. D. Jenkins, F. De Angelis, K. F. MacDonald, E. Di Fabrizio, J. Ruostekoski, and N. I. Zheludev
    Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 217401 (2012) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.217401
  57. 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
  58. “Digitally” addressable focusing of light into a subwavelength hot spot
    T. S. Kao, E. T. F. Rogers, J. Y. Ou, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nano Lett.12, 2728 (2012) doi: 10.1021/nl2043437
  59. Low-loss plasmonic metamaterial based on epitaxial gold monocrystal film
    V. A. Fedotov, T. Uchino, and J. Y. Ou
    Opt. Express20(9), 9545 (2012) doi: 10.1364/OE.20.009545
  60. Efficient light confinement with nanostructured optical microfiber tipsM. Ding, O. Fenwick, F. Di Stasio, J. Y. Ou, N. Sessions, Y. Jung, F. Cacialli and G. BrambillaOptics Communications 285 (23), 4688 (2012) doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2012.05.006
  61. Deposition and characterization of CVD-grown Ge-Sb thin film device for phase-change memory applicationC. C Huang, B. Gholipour, K. Knight, J. Y. Ou, D. W. Hewak Advances in OptoElectronics 2012, 840348 (2012) doi:10.1155/2012/840348
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. Reconfigurable photonic metamaterials
    *J. Y. Ou, E. Plum, L. Jiang, and N. I. Zheludev
    Nano Lett.11(5), 2142-2144 (2011) doi: 10.1021/nl200791r
  65. Laser-induced forward transfer of focussed ion beam pre-machined donors
    K. S. Kaur, M. Feinäugle, D. P. Banks, J. Y. Ou, F. Di Pietrantonio, E. Verona, C. L. Sones, and R. W. Eason
    Appl. Surf. Sci.257, 6650 (2011) doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.02.094
  66. Electrical phase change of CVD-grown Ge-Sb-Te thin film device
    C. C. Huang, B. Gholipour, J. Y. Ou, K. J. Knight, and D. W. Hewak
    Electron. Lett.47, 288 (2011) doi: 10.1049/el.2010.3276
  67. Multifold enhancement of quantum dot luminescence in plasmonic metamaterials
    K. Tanaka, E. Plum, J. Y. Ou, T. Uchino, and N. I. Zheludev
    Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 227403 (2010) doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.227403
  68. Fabrication and characterization of microscaled on-chip toroidal inductorsJ. Y. Ou, S. H. Chen, H. M. Lee, J. C. WuIEEE Transactions on Magnetics 45 (10), 4767 (2010) doi:10.1109/TMAG.2009.2023916
  69. Current driven magnetization reversal in microstructured spin valve with current-in-plane configurationC. Y. Kuo, C. T. Chao, J. Y. Ou, L. Horng, J. C. Wu, T. H. Wu, M. Tsunoda and M. Takahashi
    Journal of Applied Physics 105 (7), 07D118 (2009) doi: 10.1063/1.3068483
  70. A Novel Bottom-Up Fabrication Process for Controllable Sub-100 nm Magnetic Multilayer DevicesM. Y. Kao, J. Y. Ou, L. Horng, J. C. Wu
    IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 44 (11), 2734-2736 (2008) doi:10.1109/TMAG.2008.2001502
  71. Layer-and lateral-resolved magnetization studies using photoemission electron microscopyD. H. Wei, Y. J. Hsu, C. C. Lin, C. H. Lai, J. Y. Ou, J. C. Wu Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials 282, 49-52 (2004) doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.04.011

Other Articles and Conference Proceedings

  1. 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
  2. Observation of multiple transitions on permalloy ring by magnetic force microscopy
    L. K. Lin, C. Y. Kao, J. Y. Ou, C. C. Chang, C. R. Chang, L. Horng and J. C. Wu Physica Status Solidi (C) 4(12), 4360-4363 (2007) doi:10.1002/pssc.200777205
  3. Investigation of magnetization reversal in chains of permalloy ellipses via magnetoresistance measurement and magnetic force microscopy
    C. T. Chao, J. Y Ou., Y. C. Chang, C. C. Chang, H. M. Lee and J. C. Wu Physica Status Solidi (C) 4(12), 4356-4359 (2007) doi:10.1002/pssc.200777212
  4. Soft X-Ray Photoemission Electron Microscopy Station with Polarized Radiation
    D.H. Wei, Y.J. Hsu, G.C. Yin, Y.S. Wu, S.C. Chuang, K.L. Tsang, J. Y. Ou and J.C. Wu
    AIP Conference Proceedings 705, 905 (2004) doi:10.1063/1.1757942
  • Random access metamaterial enables ultimate spatial light control, January 2017 – link
  • Exotic optics: Metamaterial world
    News Feature – Lee Billings
    Nature 500, 138-140 (2013) link
  • Metamaterial with adjustable optical properties
    R&, 19 March 2013 link
  • Electrical signals dictate optical properties
    LaserFocusWorld, 19 March 2013 link
    ScienceDaily, 19 March 2013 link
    Nanotechnology Now, 19 March 2013 link
    ScienceBlog, 19 March 2013 link
  • Variable-property metamaterial has optical application potential
    the ENGINEER, Mar 2013 – link
  • Raising the gold standard
    FT Magazine, Dec 2012 – link
  • Southampton scientists change the colour of gold
    BBC News, 24 Oct. 2012 –link