Guixin Li A/Prof.

Photonic Materials and Metamaterials Laboratory (PMML)

Principle Investigator; 1000 Plan Young Scholar of China (2016)

Research Topics: Photonic Metamaterials and Metasurface

Nonlinear Optics, Plasmonics, Organic laser, Nanofabrication

Dr. Guixin Li (Principle Investigator) 

Associate Professor, 1000 Plan Young Scholar of China

Photonic Materials and Metamaterials Laboratory (PMML

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 

Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Education

2006.09-2009.09 Ph. D     Dept. Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 

Supervisor: Prof. Kok Wai Cheah

2003.09-2006.07 M. Phil  Dept. Physics, Beijing Normal University, China 

Supervisor: Prof. Dahe Liu

1999.09-2003.09 B. S.      Dept. Physics, Beijing Normal University, China

Experiences

2016.03-2016.10 Research Fellow, Dept. Physics, University of Paderborn, Germany      

Advisor: Prof. T. Zentgraf

2014.03-2016.02 Research Fellow, MRC/Physics, University of  Birmingham, UK          

Advisor: Prof. S. Zhang

2012.07-2015.06 Research Assistant Professor, Dept. Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University

2011.09-2012.04 Visiting Researcher, Dept. Physics, Imperial College, London UK         

Advisor: Prof. Donal Bradley

2009.09-2011.09 Research Fellow, Dept. Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University             

Advisor: Prof. Kok Wai Cheah

Research Interests:

Photonic Metamaterials and Metasurface; Nonlinear Optics; Plasmonics; Organic Solid State Laser; Nanofabrication

Selected Publication

◆ Rotational Doppler Effect in Nonlinear Optics, G. Li, T. Zentgraf, S. Zhang, “Rotational Doppler Effect in Nonlinear Optics”, Nature Physics 12, 736-740 (2016).

Dr. Guixin Li,

Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

Southern University of Science and Technology,

Office: Room 106, Teaching Building I

1088 Xueyuan Ave, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 

Guangdong Province, China, Post code: 518055

Email: ligx@sustc.edu.cn

Office: +86-755-88018957

Master and Ph. D students

Background: Physics, Optics, Materials & Electronic Engineering

Topic: Photonic Metamaterials and Metasurface

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    Chirality in Rhomborhina Gigantea beetle 2014

    S. Y. Ching, G. Li, H. L. Tam, D. T. P. Goh, J. K. L. Goh, K. W. Cheah, “Chirality in Rhomborhina Gigantea beetle”, Optical Materials Express 4, 2340 (2014)

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    Third harmonic generation of optical vortices using holography based gold-fork microstructure 2014

    G. Li, S. Chen, Y. Cai, S. Zhang,* and K. W. Cheah,* “Third harmonic generation of optical vortices using holography based gold-fork microstructure”, Advanced Optical Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201300496 (2014)

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    Symmetry selective third harmonic generation from plasmonic metacrystals 2014

    S. Chen, # G. Li, # F. Zeuner, # W. H. Wong, E. Y. B. Pun, T. Zentgraf,* K. W. Cheah,* S. Zhang,* “Symmetry selective third harmonic generation from plasmonic metacrystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 033901 (2014)

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    Spatially variant color light source using amplified spontaneous emission from organic thin films 2015

    K.L.Chan,G.X.Li*, K.W.Cheah*,“Spatially variant color light source using amplified spontaneous emission from organic thin films”, Optical Materials Express, 5, 497-502 (2015). 

    News: OSA Spotlight on Optics,

    Marco Anni https://www.osapublishing.org/spotlight/summary.cfm?id=311808  May (2015).


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    Metasurface holograms reaching 80% efficiency 2015

    G. Zheng, H. Mühlenbernd, M. Kenney, G. Li*, T. Zentgraf*, and S. Zhang*, “Metasurface holograms reaching 80% efficiency”, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 308-312 (2015).

    News and Views:

    J. Scheuer and Y. Yifat, "Holography: Metasurfaces make it practical", Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 296-298 (2015).


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    Continuous control of the nonlinearity phase for harmonic generations 2015

    G.Li,S.Chen,N.Pholchai,B.Reineke,Polis W.H.Wong,Edwin Y.B.Pun,K.W.Cheah*,T. Zentgraf*,S.Zhang*,“Continuous control of the nonlinearity phase for harmonic generations”, Nature Materials 14, 607-612 (2015). 

    News: Belle Dumé, Controlling nonlinearity in metamaterials, http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/60949 


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    Image-switchable metasurface hologram for circular polarization 2015

    D. Wen, # F. Yue, # Guixin Li, # G. Zheng, K. Chan, S. Chen, M. Chen, K. F. Li, Polis W. H. Wong, K. W. Cheah, Edwin Y. B. Pun*, S. Zhang*, and X. Chen*, “Image-switchable metasurface hologram for circular polarization”, Nature Communications, DOI:10.1038/NCOMMS9241(2015). 


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    Metasurface Device with Helicity-Dependent Functionality 2015

    D. Wen, S. Chen, F. Yue, K. Chan, M. Chen, M. Ardon, K. F. Li, Polis W. H. Wong, K. W. Cheah, Edwin Y. B. Pun, G. Li,* S. Zhang,* and X. Chen*, Metasurface Device with Helicity-Dependent FunctionalityAdvanced Optical Materials10.1002/adom.201500498 (2015).

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    Amplitude and Phase Controlled Surface Plasmon Polariton Excitation with Metasurfaces 2015

     H. Mühlenbernd, P. Georgi, N. Pholchai, L. Huang, G. Li, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, Amplitude and Phase Controlled Surface Plasmon Polariton Excitation with Metasurfaces, ACS Photonics, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00536 (2015).

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    Helicity-Preserving Omnidirectional Plasmonic Mirror 2016

    S. Xiao, Holger Mühlenbernd, G. Li, M. Kenney, F. Liu, T. Zentgraf, S. Zhang, J. Li, “Helicity-Preserving Omnidirectional Plasmonic Mirror”, Advanced Optical Material, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500705 (2016).

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    Geometric Metasurface Fork Gratings for Vortex Beam Generation and Manipulation 2016

    S. Chen, Y. Cai, G. Li,* S. Zhang, K. W. Cheah, “Geometric Metasurface Fork Gratings for Vortex Beam Generation and Manipulation”,  Laser & Photonics  Reviews 2, 322-326 (2016). 

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    Giant nonlinear optical activity of achiral origin in planar metasurfaces with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities 2016

    S. Chen, F. Zeuner, M. Weismann, B. Reineke, G. Li, V. K. Valev, K. W. Cheah, N. C. Panoiu,* T. Zentgraf,* and S. Zhang*Giant nonlinear optical activity of achiral origin in planar metasurfaces with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities Advanced Materials, DOI 10.1002/adma.201505640 (2016).

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    Rotational Doppler Effect in Nonlinear Optics 2016

    G. LiT. Zentgraf, S. Zhang, “Rotational Doppler Effect in Nonlinear Optics”, Nature Physics 12, 736-740 (2016).

    News and Views:Etienne Brasselet, “Optical physics: Harmonic angular Doppler effect”, Nature Photonics, 10, 362-364 (2016).

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    Nonlinear photonic metasurfaces 2017

    Guixin Li,Shuang Zhang and Thomas Zentgraf,"Nonlinear photonic metasurfaces",NATURE REVIEWS | MATERIALS,VOLUME 2 | ARTICLE NUMBER 17010(2017).doi:10.1038/natrevmats.2017.10
    Published online 21 Mar 2017

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    Ultrathin Nonlinear Metasurface for Optical Image Encoding 2017

    Felicitas Walter,Guixin Li, Cedrik Meier,Shuang Zhang, and Thomas Zentgraf"Ultrathin Nonlinear Metasurface for Optical Image Encoding",NANO LETTERS,DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00676(2017)

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Research scholar

Li King Fai

研究方向: 超构材料、超构表面的非线性光学特性

微纳光学、飞秒激光系統、多光子激发光谱

理学博士,香港浸会大学物理系 (2008)

Email: lijh6@mail.sustc.edu.cn   

Research Interests: Nonlinear Metamaterials and MetasurfaceNanophotonics, Femtosecond laser, Multiphoton luminescencePh. D. Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University (2008).Email: lijh6@mail.sustc.edu.cn

Post-doctoral

研究方向:变换光学,微纳光子学
2017年毕业于北京师范大学物理学系,理学博士

Junhong Deng

研究方向:超构材料的理论计算与纳米加工

理学博士,香港浸会大学物理系 (2017)

Email: dengjh@mail.sustc.edu.cn  

Research Interests: Photonic Metamaterials-Calculation and NanofabricationPh. D. Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University (2017)Email: dengjh@mail.sustc.edu.cn  

Doctor

17级博士生 香港浸会大学物理系 南方科技大学材料系

研究方向:微纳光子学,超构材料、微腔

Email11752005@mail.sustc.edu.cn


Research Assistant

Arthur

科研教学助理;

研究方向:微纳光学器件的纳米加工与物理表征

Email: chiyh@mail.sustc.edu.cn

Research and Teaching Assistant:Research Interests: Nanofabrication and physical characterizationEmail: chiyh@mail.sustc.edu.cn

Undergraduate

Xun Li

2016级本科生

研究兴趣:光学微纳结构

Undergraduate Student (2016)Research Interests: Photonic nanostructres
University of Paderborn-Dr. Kai-HongLuo-Single Photon Generation and Manipulation in Integrated Quantum Optics
Time: Aug 6th(Sunday) 16:00-17:00 Venue: No. 408 Conference Room Faculty Research Building No.2, SUSTech Host : Prof. Guixin Li
2017-08-06 15:27:00
Australian National University-PHD-Haitao Chen-Control of light emission from 2D materials by resonant nanostructures
Time: Jun 30th (Friday) 16:00-17:00 Venue: No. 408 Conference Room Faculty Research Building No.2, SUSTech Host : Prof. Guixin Li
2017-06-30 15:19:00
北京师范大学石锦卫教授来访-Plasmonic Devices for Information Optics
Time: May 31st (Friday) 17:00-19:00 Venue: No. 408 Conference Room Faculty Research Building No.2, SUSTech Host : Prof. Guixin Li
2017-05-30 19:07:00
Hong Kong Baptist University-Dr. Jack Ng-Optical Pulling Force
Time: May 19th (Friday) 16:00-17:00 Venue: No. 408 Conference Room Faculty Research Building No.2, SUSTech Host : Prof. Guixin Li
2017-05-19 17:10:00
韩国浦项科技大学Junsuk Rho教授来访-Large-scale and three-dimensional fabrication of optical metamaterials
Time: May 19th (Friday) 10:00-11:00 Venue: No. 408 Conference Room Faculty Research Building No.2, SUSTech Host : Prof. Guixin Li
2017-05-19 17:03:00

Photonic Materials and Metamaterials Laboratory (PMML)

Principle Investigator: Dr. Guixin Li 

Associate Professor, 1000 Plan Young Scholar of China


The PI of PMML has published around 40 peer-review papers in high impact journals such as Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Phys. Rev. B, Laser Photonics Reviews etc. Goolge citations: > 1000. We also committed serious efforts to transfer our research achievements to industrial partners. From this perspective, we have applied for three US patents and two China patents to protect the inventions related to flexible metamaterials and organic semiconductor nanolaser.


Research Achievements:

Our main contributions to the community of metamaterial and nanophotonics include the followings:

(1).  Spin Controlled Plasmonic Metasurface 

By designing an ultrathin metasurface, which consists of  spatially variant plasmonic structures with engineered geometric Berry phase, we show that spin-orbit coupling of light can be utilized to manipulate the SAM dependent focusing of light [Nat. Commun. 3:1198 (2012)] or the optical vortex beam and rotate the orbital angular momentum of light [Nano Lett. 13, 4148-4151, 2013].This achievement opens new avenues for manipulating the spin and orbital angular momentum (SAM-OAM) of light on a chip-type devices [Research Highlight: Nat. Photon. 7, 849 (2013)]. Guixin Li et al. also demonstrated that a metasurface, a monolayer of a plasmonic nanostructure with well controlled scattering phase, can be applied to design highly efficient optical holograms [Nat. Nanotech. 10, 308-312 (2015)]. In this work, a16-level-phase computer generated hologram with optical efficiency up to 80% was fabricated in a single step lithography process. The metasurface hologram offers the unique opportunity of creating high quality holographic optical patterns with high spatial resolution and broad angle of view, which have important impact in the areas including holographic displays, beam shaping, data storage, optical trapping and micromanipulation and diffractive laser tweezers, and so on [News and Views: Nat. Nanotech. 10, 296-298, (2015)].


(2). Nonlinear Photonic Metasurfaces 

We are the first to experimentally demonstrate that circularly polarized third harmonic generation (THG) is governed by the four-fold rotational symmetry of a metal-organic hybrid plamonic metacrystal [Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 033901 (2014)]. This work shows that the selection rule holds at the more macroscopic symmetry level for plasmonic nanostructures, and is also important for high harmonic generation to produce circularly polarized EUV and X-ray, which has important applications in characterizing chiral molecules, magnetic materials and so on.This work has been well recognized in the optics community and cited by a recent review article [Nat. Photon. 8, 889-898 (2014)]. We also provided proof for the first time of the existence of Nonlinear Geometrical Berry Phase in a third harmonic generation process by using a plasmonic nanocross with spatially variant orientation angle. The nonlinear geometric Berry phase is , where θ is the orientation angle of the nanocross with respect to the x-axis. This nonlinear phase can be continuously tuned by from zero to 2π by simply rotating the θ. More importantly, the same rules can be generalized for SHG, four-wave mixing process and high harmonic generations [Nat. Mater. 14, 607-612(2015)].


Research Interests:

Photonic Metamaterials and Metasurface; Nonlinear Optics; Plasmonics; Organic Solid State Laser; Nanofabrication   


Invited Talks:

“Nonlinear plasmonic metasurface”, META’15, the 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, New York City, USA, August 2015.



1000 Plan for Yong Scholar Fellowship (2016)