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Our research interest:

Analogue Gravity and Curved spaces in transformation optics;

Topological Photonics in photonic crystals and metamaterials;

Photonic Spin-Hall effects in plasmonic structures


News about Hui

[10-15-2018] Our paper titled "Definite photon deflections of topological defects in metasurfaces and symmetry-breaking phase transitions with material loss" is published at Nature Communications  9:4271, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06718-9 (2018). This work was done in collaboration with with Prof. Huangyang Chen in Xiamen University.
[21-6-2018] Our paper titled "Controlling Surface Plasmons Through Covariant Transformation of the Spin-Dependent Geometric Phase Between Curved Metamaterials" is published at Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 243901 (2018) . This work was done in collaboration with Prof. Jensen Li in HKUST.
[16-8-2017] Our paper titled "Optical Interface States Protected by Synthetic Weyl Points"  is published at Phys. Rev. X 7, 031032 (2017). This work was done in collaboration with Prof. C. T. Chan in HKUST and Dr. Meng Xiao in Stanford university.
Weyl Point
[21-7-2017] Our paper titled "Self-Focusing and the Talbot Effect in Conformal Transformation Optics" is published at Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 033902 (2017) (Editors' Suggestion). This work was done in collaboration with Prof. Huangyang Chen and Dr. Lin Xu in Xiamen University.
conformal talbot
[22-2-2016] Our paper titled "Wavefront shaping through emulated curved space in waveguide settings" is published at Nature Communications 7:10747, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10747 (2016). This work was done in collaboration with Dr. Rivka bekenstein and Prof. Moti Segev in Technion in Israel.
wavefront shaping
[29-9-2015] Our paper titled "Flexible coherent control of plasmonic spin-Hall effect" is published at Nature Communications | 6:8360 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9360 (2015). This work was done in collaboration with Prof. Jensen Li in University of Birmingham.
[19-5-2014] Our paper titled " Refractive index sensor based on the leaky radiation of a microfiber " is published at Optics Express 22(10), 12645-12652 (2014).
[3-3-2014] Prof. Hui LIU presented our recent work at APS March meeting in Denver. One of our experiment pictures is featured in this year's March meeting images gallery, titled as " Gravitational Lensing on a Chip".
[24-12-2013]  Nature Photonics Editorial "The power of analogies" (Published online 24 December 2013) gives a review on our recent experimental work on an optical analogue of a gravitational lens.
[14-11-2013]  "Physics" (2013, 42 (11), 795) reported our work in cover page:  Gravitation lensing mimicking and optical trapping in a optical chip

[28-10-2013] Our review paper titled "coupled magnetic resonator optical waveguides" is published at Laser & Photonics Reviews 7,  882 (2013)



[29-09-2013] Professor Hui Liu and Ph.D student Chong Sheng have breakthroughs in metamaterial photonic chip. We fabricate broadband transform optical cavity by mimicking gravitational lensing. It can capture NIR and visible photon. The work published in Nature Photonics 7, 902 (2013)

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[13-08-2013] Professor Hui Liu participate in the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) to be held on August 12-15, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. He gave an invtited talk titled "Trapping Light by Mimicking Gravitational Lensing".


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