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Prof. Tao Li's Research Page    

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Welcome to the website of  Prof. Tao Li's research page!
We hope that you can take this chance to look around and find something interesting and informative.

Our research is dedicated to exploit new optical phenomena and the underlying physics in micro/nanoscale from viewpoints of classical and quantum, where the plasmonics and metamaterials are mainly concerned. To keep pace with the ever increasing information processing, we are aiming to develop new types of the on-chip photonic integrations and disruptive optical devices.  

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Prof. Tao LI (李涛), received his PhD degree in Physics in NJU, 2005. He joined CEAS of NJU in 2008, and was promoted to full professor in Dec. 2013. He was selected to "Dengfeng Talent Program B" of NJU in 2012, and won the "National Funds for Outstanding Young Scientists" and "K.C. Wong Education Foundation" in 2013, award "Person of Year 2017" by Scientific Chinese and "Young and middle-aged leading scientists, engineers and innovators" by MOST in 2018. Up to date, he has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal papers (including Nature Nanotech., Nature Comm., Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Lett., Light Sci. Appl., Laser Photon. Rev., etc), which received more than 3000 citations with a current H-index of 30 (Web of Science).

Recent News

[2019/07/25] Prof. Tao Li presented an online open course entitled "From Superlens to Metalens (从超透镜到超构透镜)", organized by the Chinese Optical Society, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, et al. Link to the website of Open Resource (寇享).

[2019/07/20] Prof. Tao Li presented an online seminar talk entitled "Superlens and Metalens" in Light online: Young Scientist Forum, organized by the Light academic publishing center of Changchun Institute of Optics and mechanics, et al.

[2019/07/20] Congratulations to Ms Beibei Xu (徐贝贝) for her successful defense of PhD degree.
Thesis: Study on metalens-integrated compact imaging device
博士论文题目 :超构透镜集成成像器件的研究

[2019/07/20] We are glade to invite Prof. Lei Shi (石磊) from Fudan University to visit our college and present a seminar talk entitled "Singular optics on photonic bands in momentum space: BICs,polarization singularities, and optical vortices". Many thanks to Prof. Shi.

[2020/07/14] Our paper entitled "Second-harmonic generation and manipulation in lithium niobate slab waveguides by grating metasurfaces" is published online in Photonics Research 8, 1296 (2020). Congratulations to Bin Fang!

[2020/06/19] 李涛教授应《中国激光杂志社》邀请,在“光学前沿在线:光学成像与显示会议(2020)”做在线报告题为"幻想照进现实:浅谈超透镜与超构透镜"

[2020/05/27] Our paper entitled "Phase transition of non-Hermitian topological edge states in microwave regime" is published online in Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 211104 (2020). Congratulations to Qingqing and Wange!

[2020/05/27] Breakthrough! Our participated work entitled "Stable, high-performance sodium-based plasmonic devices in the near infrared" is pulished online in Nature 581, 401 (2020). Great congratulations to Ji Chen, and to Prof. Jia Zhu, Dr. Lin Zhou, Prof. Renmin Ma.

[2019/05/16] Prof. Tao Li presented an online invited talk entitled "Compact Microscopy with Depth and Wide-field Metalens Imaging" in the Lighting the Blue (LtB) Forum | International Day of Light (IDL) celebrating, organized by Harbin Engineering University, China.

[2020/05/12] Our paper entitled "Subwavelength self-imaging in cascaded waveguide arrays" is published online in Advanced Photonics 2, 036001 (2020). Congratulations to Wange!
Highlight by SPIE News, "Waveguide array transports light without distortion".
(see pdf)
CPL WeChat: "完美成像?波导超透镜有望让梦想成真!"
NJU NewsCollege News: 密集波导阵列实现亚波长自成像

[2020/05/11] Our "News and Views" article entitled "New opportunities for metalenses in imaging applications" is published online!
see SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 63, 284231 (2020).

[2020/04/01] Congratulations to Wange Song (宋万鸽) for winning 16th Wang Daheng optical Award for students (王大珩光学奖) !
see COS Anouncement, Lab News, College News.

[2020/01/15] Our paper entitled "Cavity-enhanced metallic metalens with improved Efficiency" is published online in Scientific Reports 10, 417 (2020). Congratulations to Hanmeng!

[2020/01/13] Our paper entitled "Robust and Broadband Optical Coupling by Topological Waveguide Arrays" is published online in Laser & Photonics Reviews 2019, 1900193. Congratulations to Wange!
News in Lab, College.

[2019/12/17-20] Prof. Tao Li attended the PIERS2019 held in Xiamen, organized the Session "Nanoplasmonics and Meta-optics" and presented an invited talk entitled "Integrated Metalens for Compact Imaging".

[2019/12/12-15] Prof. Tao Li attended the LDMO2019 held in Shenzhen, and presented an invited talk entitled "Aplanatic metalens for microscopic spectral tomography".

[2019/11/29-12/1] Prof. Tao Li attended the NJU-Wiley Joint Conference on Micrstructured Materials and Advanced Applications held in Nanjing, and presented an invited talk entitled "Modulation of Topological Zero Modes in Finite Non-Hermitian Optical Lattices".

[2019/11/06] Our paper entitled "Spectral tomographic imaging with aplanatic metalens”is published online in Light: Science & Applications 8, 99 (2019). Congratulations to Chen Chen!

News in Lab, College, NJU.

Prof. Tao Li attended the ACP 2019 held in Chengdu, and presented an invited talk entitled "Integrated metalens for impact imaging" in the workshop on Special Light Communications: Free-space, Visible, Underwater.

[2019/10/14] Our paper entitled "Breakup and recovery of topological zero modes in finite non-Hermitian optical lattices" is published online in Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 165701 (2019). Congratulations to Wange!

Editors' Suggestion: The introduction of non-Hermitian degeneracy through loss modulation in silicon waveguides makes it possible to observe the recovery of the exact-zero mode of optical topological edge states.
News in Lab, College, NJU.

[2019/09/10-11] Prof. Tao Li attended Cross-strait Symposium- the 5th Symposium on nanophotonics and plasmonics held in Nanjing, and presented an invited talk entitled "PT symmetry modulated zero modes in finite topological photonic lattice".

[2019/09/16-19] Prof. Tao Li attended the 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena- Metamaterials 2019 held in Rome, Italy, and presented an invited talk entitled "Metalens Dispersion Engineering and Integrated Imaging Devices".

[2019/08/19-21] Prof. Tao Li attended the International Workshop on Ultrafast Micro/Nano Photonics and Photochemistry held in Hokkaido University, Janpan, and presented an invited talk entitled "Topological waveguide array for robust photonic integration".

文章标题:致力微纳光学 点亮世界未来
见出版物:改革之星——改革开放四十年人物纪实/陈忠谋著/中国文献出版社 2019.8

[2019/07/16-20] Prof. Tao Li, Beibei Xu, Hanmeng Li attended the icOPEN held in Phuket, Thailand:
Prof. Tao LI, invited talk entitled "Topological waveguide array for robust photonic integration",
Beibei Xu, Oral presentation "Metasurface based Integrated Imaging Device".

[2019/06/17-20] Prof. Tao Li, Chen Chen, Bin Fang, Wange Song attended the PIERS2019 held in Rome, Italy:
Prof. Tao LI, invited talk entitled "Metasurface Based Integrated Imaging Devices",
Chen Chen, invited talk entitled "Tomographic Microscopy by Chromatic Metalens",
Bin Fang, Oral presentation "Metasurface Coupler for Guided SHG in LN Nanowaveguides",
Wange Song, Oral Presentation "Topologically Protected Edge States for Robust Integrated Photonic Devices".

[2019/05/23] Congratulations to Mr. Ji Chen (陈绩) for his successful defense of PhD degree.
Thesis: Light field manipulation and holography based on surface plasmon polaritons
博士论文题目 :

[2019/05] Congratulations to Mr. Ji Chen for winning "江苏省三好学生".

[2018/12/12] 李涛教授入选了2018年科技部国家创新人才推进计划的“中青年科技创新领军人才”

[2018/12/04-05] 李涛教授应邀组织了香山科学会议-Y3纳米光子学材料,并做了中心议题评述报告“超构表面光子技术进展与展望”。

[2018/12/01-02] Prof. Tao Li attended the IWH2018 in Suzhou, and presented a plenary talk entitled "Plasmonic and Metasurface holography and devices".

[2018/11/23-25] Prof. Tao Li attended the "十一届全国光子学术会议" in Guangzhou, and presented an invited talk entitled "拓扑波导阵列:从凝聚态光学模拟到鲁棒性光子路由".

[2018/11/16-18] Congratulations to a great sucess of "第十届全国光学青年学术论坛" organized by Prof. Tao Li. Prof. Qihuang Gong and Prof. Ruxin Li are the chairs of the forum.

[2018/11/09-11] Congratulations to great success of Nature Conference (NIP 2018) held in Nanjing. Prof. Tao Li served as an Organizing Committee Member and made many efforts to the conference.
Chen Chen and Wange Song are awarded the the Top-20 Best Posters.

[2018/10/27] Prof. Tao Li was invited to join the Editorial Board (term: 2019-2021) to serve as a Topical Editor for Chinese Optics Letters (COL), and attended the Editorial Board Meeting in Zhejiang Univ, Hanghzhou.

[2018/10/09-12] Prof. Tao Li attended the AOM2018 in Xi'an, and presented an invited talk entitled "Plasmonic metasurfaces for holograhy and OAM detection".

[2018/09/17-21] Prof. Tao Li attended the MetaNano2018 in Sochi, Russia, and presented an invited talk entitled "Dispersion engineered optical metadevices".

[2018/09/15-17] Prof. Tao Li organized the session of "Plasmonics and metamaterial" in MOTA2018 (第二届微纳光学技术与应用交流会) held in Wuhan as the Steering Committee Chair, and gave an invited talk "色散调控的超构透镜成像技术".

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